The third Sino-Indian border standoff under Narendra Modi, appears to have abated with yet another agreement to peacefully resolve the dispute. But the mystery remains: why do these incursions and confrontations recur when the Indian prime minister has hosted the Chinese premier in two expensive taxpayer-funded extravaganzas thus far and paid two visits to Xi Jinping’s country? Beyond these frozen turbulences on the Line of Actual Control, the opinion
pages focus on concerns over economic policy and recovery. Kanika Datta
sums up the views.