Sino-Indian Relations in the Early 21st Century Introduction Since India became independent in 1947, and China became a communist nation in 1949, relations have been sometimes strained. China’s attack on India’s eastern border created Indian mistrust that was made worse by China’s invasion of Tibet and more recent Chinese activity in Burma and border areas of both Bangladesh and Burma. Relations between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and India have also been uncertain, more recently, because of India’s closer relationship with the United States of the last decade. India’s rising economic power can encourage ideas of Indo-Chinese ‘rivalry’. As this paper asserts, India is not being irrational, reactive, or childish in having...The end:
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