Giants Face off atop the «Roof of the World» (Strategic Culture Foundation)

27.05.2013 13:45

The recent summit meeting in New Delhi between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh resulted in the usual communiqué rhetoric about seeking a peaceful resolution to previous hotly-contested border issues, including the increasingly vexing issue of transnational rivers. Chinese and Indian plans for river projects are increasingly addressing the realization that the Himalayan glaciers, upon which 1.3 billion people in India, China, Bangladesh, and the small Himalayan states depend for water and hydroelectric power, are rapidly disappearing.