Profile of Lt Gen Utpal Bhattacharyya
In all likelihood, the Chinese state is on eggshells regarding the continuous popular unrest in Tibet and doesn’t want to provoke another outburst. But what does Xi Jinping's visit mean for India?
From a counter-offensive point of view, India need to find a soft spot in its long border with China and make some strategic inroads, writes Lt Gen Utpal Bhattacharyya (retd).
Triad gang-level thuggery apart, full-scale combat requires years of sustained psychological preparation, and not just military machine. India, given its years of multi-level conflict with Pakistan, is perhaps better placed than China.