CHINA-INDIA CONFLICT: WAR FEARS ERUPT AMID NEW MILITARY BUILD-UP AT DISPUTED BORDER
China-India conflict: War fears ERUPT amid new military build-up at disputed border
CHINA and India continue to build up their military forces along their disputed border in the Himalayas, as fears grow of an imminent war between the Asian superpowers.
Last June saw the first deadly outbreak of fighting between the two sides since 1975 in the Galwan Valley. Soldiers confronted each other with weapons, including clubs and sticks, leading to the death of at least 20 Indians and four Chinese. The root cause of the conflict lies in an ill-defined, 3,440km (2,100-mile)-long border that both countries dispute, known as the Line of Actual Control.
Tensions have continued to rise between the nuclear-armed neighbours, with satellite photos showing both sides rapidly building up their military capabilities.