• Hindol Sengupta

VIDEO: What China's 5G towers in the Himalayas means for Indian strategic thinking

Ambassador (Prof.) Phunchok Stobdan is a distinguished academician, diplomat, author and foreign policy expert. He has been India’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Kyrgyzstan until recently. Ambassador Stobdan has earlier served in the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS). He also served as Director of the Centre for Strategic Studies in Jammu & Kashmir. He is the Founding President of the Ladakh International Centre, Leh. Ambassador Stobdan is currently Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the United Services Institution (USI). Ambassador P. Stobdan is a leading columnist for Indian Express and other national dailies in India. He is the author of The Great Game in the Buddhist Himalayas (Vintage, 2019). In this exclusive wide-ranging interview he speaks on India-China border conflict, shifting tectonic plates of politics in the Indian Himalayas, troubles between India and Nepal and the future of the Tibetan question. 


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