By Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal
Date : 20 Oct , 2015
The Indian army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China participated in a joint counter-terrorism exercise at Kunming in the Yunnan province of China in the second week of October 2015. It is a good indicator of the state of geopolitics in Asia that even as the Indian army and the PLA were engaged in a joint military exercise, a trilateral India-US-Japan naval exercise, the latest in the annual Malabar series, was underway simultaneously in the Indian Ocean.
Given China’s military assertiveness on the LAC and repeated transgressions into areas that are clearly under Indian control, there appears to be no possibility of undertaking joint operations with the Chinese any time in the foreseeable future.