Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Sino-Indian Border Disputes

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The Sino-Indian border dispute has remained unresolved for more than 50 years. India claims the disputed areas based on treaties, estoppel, effective control, geography and history. China bases its claim of the sovereignty over the disputed area upon effective control, history and geography. It is apparent that the legal justifications presented by China are effective control, history and geography while the ones by India are treaties, estoppel, effective control, geography and history. China has established its framework to settle its border disputes with its neighbours. It appears inadequate for settlement of the Sino-Indian border disputes. In other words, the framework seems to need some modification and improvement. The upgraded framework should involve confidence building as the first step; namely, the parties should agree to accept the general border dispute resolution pattern established by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) case law.

Keywords: China; International Court of Justice (ICJ); Sino-Indian border disputes



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Toward a New Framework for Peaceful Settlement of China's Territorial and Boundary Disputes — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation