Heightened tensions between three Asian nuclear powers

Myra MacDonald, Chatham House|

Photo by Dewang Gupta on Unsplash
Photo by Dewang Gupta on Unsplash

All three of these frontlines are becoming more volatile. An India-Pakistan ceasefire on the Line of Control has all but broken down. On the Line of Actual Control, tensions are at their highest since China defeated India in a 1962 border war. Twenty Indian soldiers and an unconfirmed number of Chinese troops died in a clash last June in the Galwan Valley, which lies at nearly 14,000ft in the bleak desert fringes of eastern Ladakh.


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