Amrita Jash

Research Fellow, Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi

Amrita Jash is a research fellow at the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) New Delhi. She was a visiting fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies at University of Cambridge and a senior member at the Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge. Previously, she was an associate fellow at CLAWS. She has been a visiting faculty at the Department of Chinese, Sikkim Central University. Her research has appeared in 11 edited books, international peer-reviewed journals such as East Asian Policy, Review of Global Politics, Strategic Analysis, Yonsei Journal, China Report, Maritime Affairs, and Strategic Vision. She has also published in international forums such as The Huffington Post, The Asia Times, Policy Forum, China-India Brief, IPP Review, China Focus, and others. Her research interests are China’s foreign policy, strategic and security issues, Chinese military, China-Japan relations, China-India relations and Indo-Pacific.

A sign pasted on a security barricade is seen after the India Gate war memorial was closed for visitors amid measures for coronavirus prevention in New Delhi, India, on 19 March 2020. (Adnan Abidi/File Photo/Reuters)

India-China relations: Compromises and conflicts amid Covid-19

India and China marked 70 years of diplomatic relations with an exchange of letters between the countries’ leaders on 1 April. Other commemorative events were to follow but have been postponed due to the coronavirus. Often mentioned in the same breath as two populous Asian powers on the rise, India and China have seen their fair share of ups and downs as competitors and partners. Apart from derailing the celebratory side of things, how will pressures from the Covid-19 pandemic affect India-China relations?
People walk past closed stores on the Nakamise shopping street leading to the Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, Japan, on 25 April 2020. (Soichiro Koriyama/Bloomberg)

Warming up of China-Japan ties hijacked by the pandemic

A severely disrupted supply chain, an inevitable blame game, a collision in the East China Sea... Dr Amrita Jash says that like many things this year, the warming up of China-Japan ties has been hijacked by the spread of Covid-19 and its aftermath.