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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2020 2:29 p.m. PST

"Months after Indian and Chinese troops clashed along a disputed border in the western Himalayas, both sides have now dug in for a long cold snowy winter standoff.

New Delhi and Beijing may be working on what at least the Indians have referred to as "mutual troops disengagement" along what's not actually a border but rather a line of control, but even that non-legal military demarcation is a matter of dispute.

China and India fought a bitter 1962 border war not only in the western but also eastern Himalayas, where overlapping territorial claims involve even larger areas than those that were the scene of this June's hostilities, which cost the lives of at least 20 Indian and a still unknown number of Chinese soldiers…"
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rmaker18 Nov 2020 9:27 p.m. PST

The article misses the real point. Keeping foreign "threats" active is a long-time method for totalitarian (and not-so-totalitarian) governments to keep their own people in line

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2020 11:10 a.m. PST



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