The May 31 article “India's ‘pride’ will be defended in new China border flare-up, defense chief says” presents a very clear picture of the Indo-Chinese border in a neutral way. There is speculation that the growing relationship between India and the United States is the cause of Chinese anxiety. It is likely that China is alarmed by the prospect of India, the U.S., Japan and Australia working together in the South China Sea. While the U.S. and Japan can provide the technological dominance for such an alliance, India can bring in the much-needed human resources.
Indians are very upset by the Chinese cover-ups of the coronavirus. Further, Chinese investors have tried to take over Indian companies during the downturn. This has created suspicions about Chinese motivations and hence the time is right for a strong anti-Chinese coalition.