China is no latecomer to the Kashmir party.
Kashmir: Three is a Crowd
Mention Kashmir, and the two states that come naturally to mind are India and Pakistan. But for nearly a half-century, this territorial wrangle has been a threesome. The interloper is China, which recently shocked India by refusing a visa for a senior Indian general as part of a military exchange, saying his responsibilities included the restive Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. But behind this apparently trivial dispute are much bigger geopolitical issues for China, India and the United States.