This is related to last month’s cover story on the worsening relationship between two world powers, China and India, over the disputed region of Ladakh. The cover story was titled ‘Face-off in Ladakh’. One of the writers, Zhang Jiadong, a professor at Fudan University in Shanghai, in one of his articles has also said that the nuclear deterrence relationship between China and India is stable and effective. However, retired Indian Lieutenant General Prakash Katoch is of the view that China has been eyeing Ladakh since the era of Mao Zhedong. Perhaps that is why Xi Jinping has been planning and preparing for a long time for what’s happening in Ladakh.