Face-Off in the Himalayas: China’s Active Defense and India’s Reaction
Thursday, July 2
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST
The Jamestown Foundation is proud to present an online webinar event, "Face-Off in the Himalayas" to take place on Thursday, July 2, at 10:30 AM.
On June 16, Indian and Chinese troops engaged in a brutal melee fight for control of a remote outpost in the Galwan Valley. 20 Indian troops died from the fight, as did an unknown number of Chinese soldiers. This skirmish was the first time Indian and Chinese soldiers were killed on the border since 1967 and was the most violent episode of a border confrontation that began on May 5.
As the world took stock of this violence between nuclear-armed neighbors and continues to watch the ongoing crisis with concern, The Jamestown Foundation has gathered world-renowned experts on the Chinese and Indian militaries to discuss the border policies, geography, and infrastructure projects that caused this latest confrontation to break out at this time.
Defense and Strategic Affairs Analyst, Business Standard
Former United States Army Attaché to China
M. Taylor Fravel
Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science
Director, Security Studies Program, MIT
President, The Jamestown Foundation