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The border in eastern Ladakh has been tense since earlier this month, the tensions precipitated by Chinese objections to Indian construction activity within Indian territory.
Fissures are visible in Nepal Communist Party and the government in Kathmandu. Sooner or later, parties supporting PM Oli will press their demand for a change in leadership.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said it was the Chinese side that recently undertook activities hindering India's normal patrols in the areas.
MPs Meenakshi Lekhi and Rahul Kaswan also sent congratulatory messages to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, a staunch opponent of China’s attempts to ‘reunify’ the country.
The Chinese confirmation of increased tensions at the LAC comes amidst moves by India to downplay the incident.
If India fails to action key reforms, its geopolitical leverage will reduce and it will be forced to ally more closely with the US on less favourable terms.
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.
India's fascination with the 'Ease of Doing Business' rankings hasn't served it well. Vietnam ranked below India but has attracted more foreign investment.
New FDI rules mean that an American company can invest in India without placing its proposal before the government but a Chinese company can’t do the same.
The clarification from Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech & Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostics came days after India briefly halted the use of antibody tests amid ‘discrepant results’.