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Hostilities in the Himalayas? Assessing the India-China Border Standoff

  • Wilson Center 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)

India and China are embroiled in a tense border standoff in a highly strategic area of the Himalayas known as Doklam in India and Donglong in China. India and its close ally Bhutan view this land as Bhutanese territory, while China claims it as its own. The dispute began when Chinese forces attempted to extend a border road, prompting Indian troops to enter the area. While India-China border disputes have occurred frequently in the past, many analysts contend the current standoff is particularly serious. This event will assess the current dispute and place it in the broader context of India-China border tensions and bilateral relations, while also considering what the future may hold. Additionally, the event will discuss possible implications for Washington and its interests in Asia.

Event Details

  • Date: July 27, 2017

  • When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Where: Wilson Center, 5th Floor