Unfortunately, the Indian foreign policy establishment has only the Nehruvian Sinophiles for support in the drafting of a new policy. The bureaucracy lacks an institutional memory and the polity is too confused to act. It is not enough to blame the UPA government for this malaise. Unless a government is willing to overhaul the China-Tibet paradigm as far as New Delhi is concerned, the strategic blunder will continue unabated.
(The writer is a Senior Editor, The Pioneer)