Of Lebenstraum, salami slicing, and chinese checkers

Till a few years back Depsang (2013), Chumar (2014), Doklam (2017), or Galwan (2020) were god-forsaken places that existed only on the map but no one bothered about or found them worth mentioning. Not anymore Today these names have been added to the existing list of places like Pangong-Tso, Nakula, and Hot Springs which saw blood-shed because of avoidable Chinese belligerence and clandestine land grab attempts. These attempts at “Salami Slicing” of Indian territory have now only got bolder