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Himalayan face-off

Print edition : August 04, 2017

International Zero point on the India-China border in North Sikkim. Photo: Vijay Soneji

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchange greetings at the BRICS leaders’ informal gathering, in Hamburg on July 7. Photo: PTI

September 7, 1993: Minister of State for External Affairs R.L. Bhatia (left), and the Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of China Tang Jiaxuan signing an agreement to maintain peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control in the India-China border areas, at a function in Beijing. Photo: PIB

May 1962: Indian soldiers patrol in the forward area near the Pangong lake in southern Ladakh where Chinese trooops had made incursions during the war. Photo: The HINDU Archives

The current standoff in the Doklam area, the worst crisis in India-China relations since the 1962 war, has the potential to escalate and unsettle the geopolitics of the region unless resolved quickly.
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