The government of India has in the past stated that its territorial sovereignty must be respected. To wit:

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Despite this, both Pakistan and China have made aggressive moves, such as:

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What prevents India from taking diplomatic or military action in these situations?

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    What's "China's border strategy"? Is this to do with what's happening in the South China Sea? – Andrew Grimm Sep 22 '14 at 4:21
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    Because India isn't willing to risk open warfare against China if they follow through on their "or else...". – user4012 Sep 22 '14 at 15:54
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    @NeeleshPandey This question seems to be asking: "Why is India passive when China does not respect its soverignity?" It would be helpful if you could provide specific instances of border incursions or other infringement. – Affable Geek Sep 22 '14 at 16:32
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    I'm going to do a template, but like I said, you need to put in th eexamples – Affable Geek Sep 22 '14 at 16:39
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    Question is impossible to answer if the declarative aspects of it are not sourced. – LateralFractal Nov 18 '14 at 5:58

India, Pakistan and China are also members of the "Nuclear Club"--aka nations with nuclear weapons. Most nation states are neither suicidal nor insane. The threat of mutually assured destruction tends to work, at least in the short term, when dealing with lucid, sane, reasonable people.

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    This is so ironic that same MAD concept doesn't deter China and specially Pakistan from trying to make inroads into Indian territory. So you didn't answer the question. – Rolen Koh Aug 21 '17 at 8:09

India have shared our concern to Xi Jinp in his visit to India. China's military told to follow Xi Jinping's instructions regarding backing off from Indian border.


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    But today only, China again did the same thing, they again crossed the border – Neelesh Pandey Sep 22 '14 at 16:30
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    @NeeleshPandey Are you referring to Xi Jinping's visit, which was certainly an instance where a Chinese crossed the border to India? :) If you have something else in mind, please provide credible evidence. – Drux Sep 23 '14 at 9:14

When it comes to Pakistan, I guess it will be an understatement to say that Indian response is passive. Both infiltrators as well as the Pakistan army backing them have suffering casualties on daily basis. And it getting even more aggressive now. Without even going into the rhetoric or cross border surgical strike, its pretty evident that India is giving a befitting reply. Now taking it to next level would mean a fifth war amongst the arch rivals. With possibilities of it turning into a nuclear conflict India exercises certain restraints.

Now when it comes to China, yes its true India's response is passive but it a clever tactic and I quote PM Modi' recent statement "Not a single bullet has been fired between the two nation". I guess that pretty much sums it up. We are competing economies with both aggressively upgrading their arsenal and time again due to the border sharing some conflicts do arise. India however has positioned itself well to handle the heat from the dragon. After all its not like we are in 1962 any-more.

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    -1 You must source your statements, it's not enough for you to assert that PM Modi has said something, you must link to it. Also don't make references like 1962 without giving an explanation of what it is referencing e.g I'm assuming you are referencing the Sino-Indian War but this is not clear. Also self references like "we" should be avoided in favour of 3rd person references such as "India" – SleepingGod Jun 11 '17 at 15:11

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