India, whose views are sought by others on the key challenges facing the world, can now hardly be expected to fall back on another country to resolve an issue that it sees essentially as a bilateral one.
The build-up at the border—triggered by aggressive posturing and ‘transgressions’ by soldiers of the PLA into the Indian side of the LAC—coincides with a marked rise in anti-China feelings in India in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
How politics in Nepal might pan out in the coming days may not be in India’s control. But Delhi must reclaim the primacy of place it enjoyed for decades among the Nepali political leaders, as well as the people of the country.
The decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to share the drug with other countries in a crisis-situation like this, wherein a large number of people are dying every day, is commendable, writes Pranay Sharma.