The relationship between India and China is traditionally fraught with difficulty. But tensions seem to have relaxed after a low point in 2017, when Chinese and Indian forces faced each other in a border standoff. Since then, China’s President Xi Jinping and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi have met twice for informal meetings. In 2020, both countries celebrate 70 years of official diplomatic relations.
In our latest podcast Dr. Jagannath Panda, Research Fellow and Centre Coordinator for East Asia at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis (IDSA) in New Delhi, and Professor 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, discuss the current and past relationship between China and India and look at opportunities and challenges in the coming years. Johannes Heller, Communication Manager at MERICS, asked the questions.