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Modi Finds Neighbors Silent as India-China Tensions Simmer

  • Conflict with China may lead to rethink of policy priorities
  • India saw first deaths in decades on contested China border
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What’s Behind the Tensions Between India and China?

If Prime Minister Narendra Modi thought he could count on the public support of neighbors as he faced his most significant foreign policy challenge as India’s leader, he was mistaken.

Amid a serious escalation of tensions with China following the first fatalities along their contested border in more than four decades, a surging epidemic and an economy heading for recession, the silence of India’s traditional regional allies and partners like Bangladesh and Nepal has been deafening.