The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has dropped Li Ning, the Chinese sportswear maker, as its official uniform partner, citing public sentiment in the country. Indian athletes will wear unbranded apparel at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games instead, the IOA said. The next edition of the Summer Olympics, postponed from 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, is scheduled to take place from July 23 to Aug. 8 this summer. The IOA’s decision is linked with strained ties between India and China over a disputed Himalayan border, which led to the death of 20 Indian soldiers in a clash with Chinese forces in June last year. This deadly clash in Ladakh, in the disputed Kashmir region, has generated growing calls in India for a boycott of Chinese companies.