Karan Thapar interviews me on The Wire. We discuss Prime Minister Narendra Modi “extremely prejudicial” statement in his June 2020 statement, when he said there were no Chinese in Indian Territory and never had been.
Saying this, shortly after 20 Indian soldiers were killed by a Chinese lynching in the Galwan River Valley, Modi bluntly endorsed China’s claim that Indian troops had entered Chinese territory.
In the interview, I also spoke at length about previous disengagements in Galwan, Pangong Lake and Gogra. In these three disengagements, buffer zones have been created such that India can no longer patrol territory it claims as Indian and where previously Indian soldiers could patrol.