Explainer: what is the deadly India-China border dispute about? | News of the world


What happened?

At least 20 people died in clashes between Indian and Chinese troops along the disputed Himalayan border running along the Ladakh region of Kashmir. This is the first deadly clash since 1975, and the most severe since 1967.

The fighting broke out on Monday evening, when an Indian patrol came across a Chinese forces on a narrow ridge. During the confrontation to an Indian commander was pushed and fell into the gorge of the river, sources told the Guardian. Hundreds of soldiers from both sides have been called and fought with stones and clubs. Several fell to their deaths.


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