China-India Faceoff a Result of Mutual Rising Ambitions
But Xi out to teach Modi a lesson
By: John Elliott
Sixty years ago, Jawaharlal Nehru, independent India’s first prime minister, thought he and China’s premier Zhou Enlai could work together as equals on the world stage – until he learned otherwise in 1962 when India was humiliatingly defeated in a brief Himalayan war by China invading its territory and then withdrawing.
Now it looks as th…