India names Ajit Doval as special envoy for China border talks

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  1. sorcerer

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    India names Ajit Doval as special envoy for China border talks
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    India has named its powerful National Security Adviser as a special envoy on China, opening the way for resumption of talks on the disputed border, where tensions have risen in recent months over border patrols and stiffer defences.


    Ajit Doval, a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will lead the negotiations with Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi to try and reach a settlement on dispute over the 3,500-km border that has clouded rapidly-expanding commercial links.

    In September, the two armies were locked in a faceoff in the Ladakh sector in the western Himalayas just as Chinese President Xi Jinping was visiting India for the first summit talks with Prime Minister Modi.
    Both leaders vowed to work together to resolve the border row that has defied a solution even after 17 rounds of high level talks over the last decade.
    Mr Doval, seen as a hardliner on national security issues, will conduct boundary negotiations as well as strategic consultations with China, the PM's office said in a statement

    Chinese border patrols have been intruding deeper into India's side of the border, in a sign of assertiveness that has fuelled concern in the region.
    China lays claim to more than 90,000 sq km (35,000 sq miles) disputed by New Delhi in the eastern sector of the Himalayas. India says China occupies 38,000 square km (14,600 sq miles) of its territory on the Aksai Chin plateau in the west.
    New Delhi has vowed to beef up defences along the border to narrow the gap with China's network of roads and communication links. Beijing has expressed concern about India's plan to build roads and border outposts in Arunachal Pradesh in the east.
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  3. Otm Shank2

    Otm Shank2 Regular Member

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    is it normal protocol for a spymaster to act as a diplomat or high level leader?

    Seems like a person you'd want to keep insulated especially from an enemy.
     
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    Sorry to be pesky but really interested in thoughts on that.

    The greats like Kao seemed to keep to themselves

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    "An intensely private man, Kao was rarely seen in public post-retirement, and was photographed only twice throughout his life."
     
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    Negotiating with China: Doval's task is cut out
    So is it "Bye Bye aksai chin" ??
     
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    A spymaster can become President of Russia so what is the problem in a spymaster becoming a diplomat.

    I can assure you many of diplomatic staff in embassies are spies. The interchange of diplomats and spies is very normal in international diplomacy.
     
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    would like for such people to not be burden by specific tasks and have more of a supervisory and strategic guidance role. is there a signal being sent by appointing him.

    also the western sector need not be given all away. the eastern sector is non-negotiable. if the negotiations do not succeed whats the rush ... the fall of the Berlin wall changed a lot of things. is there a rush for us to solve this. its better we focus on defense preparedness and not border solution with PRC. but in such parlays both sides makes moves and dance steps.
     
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    He is NSA for a PM who likes to take executive action like POTUS so in my opinion he is hands down the most eligible person for this thing.

    Also, Kao was a different person but again very few recognised Doval until he retired. Same goes for MK Dhar and current chief of RAW.
     

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