What is it about?

This article explores the origins of the Chinese-Indian border dispute and provides a theoretical model for explaining why Nehru and Mao made the choices they did which ultimately ended making the dispute intractable.

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Why is it important?

These two states are rising powers in Asia with strong leaders at the helm of foreign policy. As such it is important to both understand the origins and potential risks of their Chinese-Indian border dispute and how/why the state leaders make decisions towards this contentious issue.

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This page is a summary of: Mao, Nehru and the Sino-Indian Border Dispute: A Poliheuristic Analysis, India Quarterly A Journal of International Affairs, June 2019, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/0974928419841770.
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