Be it Chinese incursion or Nepal's new map, a perfect foreign policy storm is gathering to the detriment of India. But there is no word form Jaishankar, let alone PM Modi.
Beijing is using Chinese media to put out two messages, both of which it hopes will distract the world from the truth and help keep the LAC vague, undemarcated.
Here's how New Delhi twice changed its Nepal policy and lost the plot since PM Narendra Modi came to power six years ago.
By building roads right up to the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, India is changing the rules of the game that China has been unilaterally playing all these years.
The Americans want to get out of Afghanistan sooner than later, in time for Trump's re-election bid. But who will fill the vacuum once they are gone?
China believes it can write history on its own terms and even avenge it, except the novel coronavirus is reshaping the world in brand new ways.
South Asia has for long witnessed a see-saw diplomatic battle between India and China, but Covid is adding fresh dimensions to this engagement.
Reactions from UAE royal princess, Kuwait government and others have made Delhi sit up and take note of anti-Muslim hate speech by Indian nationals.
China considers the Western world as the big bad wolf and its own poor citizens as victims. But Beijing's aggressive defence of the coronavirus pandemic is failing.
As US and China trade barbs, battle-lines are being drawn. Traditional US allies like Australia and Japan have taken a tone Beijing won’t appreciate.