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Pan-India News 18 poll on India-China standoff: Here’s what it means according to experts

Updated : June 05, 2020 11:19 PM IST

It’s been a month since violent clashes had taken place between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh and Naku La in Sikkim. Defence minister Rajnath Singh has admitted that a sizeable number of Chinese troops have been deployed in areas close to the line of actual control (LAC) in eastern Gadakh. Top army generals of India and China will be meeting this weekend to discuss the border tensions.

As we keep a close eye on border developments, let’s get you the findings of a Network18 survey. News18 Public Sentimenter has tried to capture the mood about India-China relations, our future ties, approach to Chinese investments and entry of Chinese telecom giants like Huawei

This poll was conducted over 4 days across 16 websites in 13 languages and a hundred social media channels. We got 31,000 responses to 21 questions. The poll was conducted across Network18 websites like News18, Moneycontrol, Firstpost and CNBC.
  • 84 percent of the people do not have a favourable view of China
  • 70 percent are concerned about India-China military conflict
  • 28 percent of Indians see China as an unfriendly nation and 53 percent feel that India should reconsider its friendly ties with China.
CNBC-TV18’s Parikshit Luthra is joined by Taylor Fravel, director of the Security Studies Programe at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kanwal Sibal, former secretary, and Jayant Dasgupta, former Indian ambassador to WTO, to discuss about India-China relations and border skirmishes.
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