January 29, 2020
The relationship between India and China, while fraud with difficult issues like border disputes, has been on a positive trajectory. After a low point in 2017, when Chinese and Indian forces faced each other in a border standoff, president of China, Xi Jinping, and prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, have met twice for informal meetings. In 2020, both countries celebrate 70 years of official diplomatic relations.
Jagannath Panda, Research Fellow and Centre Coordinator for East Asia at the Institute for Denfense Studies and Analysis (IDSA) in New Dehli, and Shen Dingli, former executive Dean at the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University and Vice President of the Chinese Association of South Asia Studies, take a look at the current and past relationship between China and India and wage a look ahead at opportunities and challenges in the coming years. Johannes Heller, Communication Manager at MERICS, asked the questions.
This podcast was recorded on the sidelines of the MERICS China-India Conference titled: “India China Dynamics: Reappraising the significance for Europe”.