Associated Press/Photo by Manish Swarup

Slow-burning conflict flares up in Asia

International | India-China border dispute started at least a century ago
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/19/20, 04:06 pm

Chanting protesters set fire to Chinese flags and images of Chinese leader Xi Jinping near the country’s embassy in New Delhi on Wednesday. An Indian union of small and medium-sized companies also called for a boycott of 500 Chinese goods following a fight along a disputed border in the Himalayas some 14,000 feet above sea level.

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India says 20 killed in fighting with China

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/16/20, 05:13 pm

The Indian and Chinese troops who fought over a disputed border high in the Himalayas pounded each other with fists and rocks in sub-zero temperatures. The Indian army on Tuesday raised the death toll from the battle to 20 and said 17 soldiers received critical injuries.

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Indian, Chinese troops battle at border

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/16/20, 06:01 am

An Indian officer and two soldiers died in clashes with Chinese troops on Monday night along a disputed border, the first such confrontation to lead to fatalities since 1975. The Indian army confirmed the “violent face-off” in the Galwan Valley in the Ladakh region, adding that senior military officials later met at the location to defuse the tension. India reported casualties on both sides, but Chinese officials only confirmed the fighting.

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