Dr Jack Holland quoted in the Express about border tensions between China and India
The border dispute between China and India is causing tensions to rise between the two countries which is resulting in growing concerns about nuclear security.
In the article Dr Jack Holland, Professor of International Relations and Security, warned that ‘the breakdown in relations between China and India could undermine global nuclear security’.
He goes on to say that ‘there is a risk although both sides will obviously be keen to avoid significant escalation’.
However, physical conflict on the Himalayan border is already occurring, albeit it unarmed. Dr Holland spoke to military contacts following physical combat between the two countries on June 15. Dr Holland said that “they described what had taken place as two nuclear superpowers whose armies have engaged in ‘Game of Thrones’ style combat - really horrific violence that we simply are not accustomed to seeing in modern inter-state conflict”.