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Countering China’s High-Altitude Land Grab

On average, China launches one uncontested incursion into Indian territory every 24 hours, pursuing a strategy of territorial aggrandizement that, unlike in the maritime domain, rarely draws international ire. To counter Chinese expansionism, India needs a new containment strategy, one by which the country bares its teeth.

NEW DELHI — Bite by kilometer-size bite, China is eating away at India’s Himalayan borderlands. For decades, Asia’s two giants have fought a bulletless war for territory along their high-altitude border. Recently, though, China has become more assertive, underscoring the need for a new Indian containment strategy.