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Tensions Between China and India Could Lead to War

May 23, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
The old phase dates back to 1988, a year after a military skirmish between India and China in the Sumdorong Chu Valley in Arunachal Pradesh, when Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi visited his counterpart Deng Xiaoping in Beijing to mend ties.

The material balance of power between China and India has dramatically changed since then.

China and India's material capabilities remain in flux; China continues to outstrip India along most axes of power even as New Delhi seeks to boost its own capabilities.

According to the World Bank, India recorded higher growth rates than China every year between 2014 and 2018.

As China and India continue with their ascent, China will increasingly see India as an impertinent rival unwilling to settle the border dispute on terms favorable to China.