Shishir’s Gupta’s extensive research on the political relationship India has with China, has been evident in The Himalayan Face-Off: Chinese Assertion and the Indian Riposte. Although the two most populated countries in the world have a bilateral trade which is estimated over a hundred billion dollars, China’s assertiveness towards India in terms of geographical boundary, military, security and politics. Although the 1962 war had precisely drawn the border line between the two countries, after India won the war, China seems to have penetrated a massive land area of about 19 km, beyond the Line of Actual Control. Despite the trade relationships China has with India, India has been faced with a situation where it cannot lower its watch especially when it comes to Arunachal Pradesh. The author also discusses how the IndoChina relationship has been for the past fifty years, while auguring the looming adversities that China’s political intentions could have over India.
About Shishir Gupta
Shishir Gupta is an Indian writer and author of bestselling books. He is the Deputy Executive Editor of one of the most widely read newspapers, the Hindustan Times. He previously served as the Editor of The Indian Express and was also associated with India Today. Shishir is the recipient of the 2011 Ben-Gurion Award for Journalism. He is also the author of the bestselling book Indian Mujahideen: Tracking the Enemy Within and is a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies.