The only country that stands a good chance against China is India, and China knows it too well to ignore it. That’s why during the UPA rule, China practically bribed the Gandhis to get India to join the RCEP negotiations and also tried to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with China.
India needs to explore other Non Traffic Measures to decrease the low quality Chinese imports while keeping a check on the Rules of Origin norms to maintain a strategic distance from any redirection of imports, simultaneously exploring other trading partners.
Retribution is absolutely certain as this time China has messed up with a wrong entity. India is not anymore stuck in the colonized leadership of 60s that would be cowed down to a bully. India was never weak but this time around the leadership of the country is in the hands of a visionary leader who knows how to treat a treacherous bully. I am sure the government is working on the detailed plans to dismantle this rouge regime and it's hegemonic plans but if rest of the world supports, it might be the best time to liberate Tibet, East Turkestan, Southern Mongolia, Manchuria, Yunnan and other lands in the South China sea from the Chinese forced occupation.
Chinese aggression and occupation of Indian land continued with variable intensity till 2013. Change from 2014 was the resistance to the intrusion of China and the long-needed development happening at the India- China border areas.