The India-China Border Dispute amidst the Sino-American Great Power Rivalry

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To understand the influence that the US-China rivalry has on the territorial issue between the two Asian neighbours, it is crucial to examine the shifting attitudes of the West towards India, mainly of the US. Washington’s interest and understanding of South Asia and India in particular has been dominated by focusing on the rivalry between India and Pakistan. Resultantly, India’s border dispute with China received little attention. What has caused the US to attach greater importance to the tensions at the India-China border?

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