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Tensions high between India and China after clash along contested border

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The possibility of a broader armed conflict between India and China is unlikely, analysts said, despite an escalation in recent border clashes high in the Himalayas that led to casualties for the first time in more than four decades. India's foreign ministry said a "violent face-off" occurred on Monday evening along the border in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, where soldiers from both sides have been locked in a standoff since last month.

The possibility of a wider armed conflict between India and China is unlikely, analysts said, despite an escalation in recent border clashes high in the Himalayas that led to casualties for the first time in more than four decades.

India’s foreign ministry said a “violent face-off” occurred on Monday evening along the border in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, where soldiers from both sides have been locked in a standoff since last month. Senior army officials from both sides met on June 6 in efforts to de-escalate the situation.

“On the late-evening and night of 15th June, 2020 a violent face-off happened as a result of an attempt by the Chinese side to unilaterally change the status quo there. Both sides suffered casualties that could have been avoided had the agreement at the higher level been scrupulously followed by the Chinese side,” Anurag Srivastava, official spokesperson for the Indian foreign ministry, said.

The Indian army said in a statement that 20 of its soldiers were killed and that troops from both sides have now disengaged. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army said Indian border troops “reneged on their commitments” and “seriously violated agreements and protocols” on border issues between the two sides.

China’s foreign ministry said Wednesday that Beijing does not want to see any more clashes on the border with India and that both nations are trying to resolve the situation through dialogue, Reuters reported. The foreign ministry spokesman reiterated that China is not to be blamed for the clash, the news wire added.

Both countries are in “close communication on resolving relevant issues,” Chinese state-run newspaper Global Times tweeted, citing the Chinese foreign ministry.

The clash was unexpected given that the two sides were having serious dialogue about disengagement, said Harsh V. Pant, head of the strategic studies program at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi.

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India has more balls than anyone else atm. 👍

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Time for the US to become good friends with India.

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"Soldiers on the two sides fought each other with nail-stubbed clubs and stones"... Shows vehicles firing in first clip... Brilliant journalism

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Really silly for the background of the video to be tanks shooting shells when the majority of the casualties was due to a collapse of the mountainous plateau the soldiers were on.

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Godzilla has apparently abandoned Japan and moved to China.

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china isn't india's largest trading partner. this guy lied. for last two years it has been the U.S that has been the largest partner.

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China in Mafia mode: "Yeah, these are some really nice mountains you have here, India. It would be a shame if something happened to them."

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I find it hilarious that these two “military powerhouses” fought with clubs and stones 😂

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India sure have these neighbors from hell

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We Indians call themselves smart in IT, and still have not managed to come up with their own apps, smartphones, computers, servers, technology.
And, we keep on buying Chinese goods, products and even help as CEOs of foreign Companies to sell their products to 1.4Billion Indian market. This is exactly what British did with East India Company, gave Indian Vaishya business men high post to help their product made and sold, and brainwashed rest of the Indians in Caste System, which is not natural and native in Hinduism.

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2020 has been wild. Let's just pray that God gives us the strength and wisdom to weather the storm.

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India Recognize Taiwan For no Chinese products

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Americans stand with India! We can be good trade partners!

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Time for my India to bring out the big guns and unleash the phone scammers on China.

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R.I.P. to all dead soldiers. from Korean. We stands for freedom and civil rights, go democrats!

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1:46 Thats me in my car driving to Space X so I can get the hell off this planet...

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Now i know theirs a depopulation agenda going on

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He doesn't know a thing, as India import 10 times so it's China loss

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We all can play a role by not using tik tok and other Chinese app
Also please don't buy anything from Chinese website

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