Amb. Gautam Bambawale, to speak on “Understanding Galwan to Galvanise India”

Amb. Gautam Bambawale, former Indian Ambassador to China and Bhutan, and the former High Commissioner to Pakistan, gave an illuminating talk on the genesis of the Chinese incursions and provocation in Galwan, Ladakh, in mid-2020; the sharp deterioration in bilateral ties and the implications of the security and geopolitical challenge for India.  The event was moderated by the Convener of PIC ADDA, Dr. Sangeeta Kale.
The expert on Sino-Indian affairs explained the Galwan crisis against the backdrop of China’s aspirations in Asia and its belligerent attitude towards the USA. He spoke of how India had declared that it would not normalize relations with China without peace on the border. Amb Bambawale also informed the gathering that he along with five co-authors at the PIC had presented a strategy for meeting the China challenge, in PIC’s first book, ‘Rising to the China Challenge Through Strategic Patience and Economic Growth.’