It’s just my opinion, man
Sidin Vadukut
31 October 2020
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So China, eh? What are those dudes up to? What is going to happen next between India and China? Will India and China go to war? Who will win? Will the US support India? And who will Russia support? And what are the geopolitical something something implications in the Indo-Pacific something something of an Indo-Chinese conflict on the something something power balance something something only time will tell.

Every few months, the moment something flares up on the border between India and China, opinion pages across newspapers all over India choke up with a thousand tedious, repetitive, 100% useless drivel about the future of India and China. And these pieces are usually written by broadly three types of people.

There are the think-tank types who usually write utterly pedestrian nonsense but with tremendous gravity and a peculiar form of the English language that is reserved for think-tank writing about foreign policy. They will use words like denouement and realpolitik and

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