Essay

Surveyor or statesman?

Print edition : November 14, 2014

A convoy organised by the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party, then in the opposition, heads towards the border with China in Bumla, Arunachal Pradesh, in October 21. The rally paid homage to the martyrs of the 1962 war. Photo: Anupam Nath/AP

Finance Minister Jaswant Singh with his Chinese counterpart, Xiang Huaicheng, at a bilateral during G20 taks in New Delhi in November 2002. Photo: Kamal Narang

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru with his Chinese counterpart Zhou Enlai (second from right) and other Chinese leaders in Beijing on October 10, 1954. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself agreeable to a boundary settlement with China which inevitably must be based on compromise?
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