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China's hostility ensures the rise of a more antagonistic India

Military standoffs along the Himalayan border continue to intensify

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An Indian army convoy travels towards Leh through Zoji La, a high mountain pass bordering China in Ladakh on June 13: India has shifted its military posture from defense to potential offense.   © Getty Images

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and author of nine books, including "Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India and Japan."

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently said that China should strive to "make friends" rather than enemies and be seen as a "credible, lovable and respectable" power. But Xi's own draconian, expansionist actions at home and abroad continue to undermine China's global image.

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