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.
Diplomatically, there has been an effective dialogue and I think the Chinese would be soon picking up their tents and going home. Time to focus back on fight against Corona, rather than those who sent it, writes Major Manik M Jolly (Retd).
The situation in eastern Ladakh deteriorated after around 250 Chinese and Indian soldiers were engaged in a violent face-off on the evening of May 5 which spilled over to the next day before the two sides agreed to "disengage" following a meeting at the level of local commanders.
The stand-off in Galwan Valley reminds several social media users in Kashmir of 'Servant of Sahibs', a book by Ghulam Rassul Galwan, after whom the region -- nowadays in news because of Indo-China stand-off -- was named.