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I only just now discovered this, but apparently China and India have been skirmishing this month up in the Roof of the World.
Like lots of other things China has done lately since the Coronavirus, it feels very much way too aggressive for what the PRC normally does, which makes me wonder how badly COVID shook the CPC's belief in their ability to control things.The Grauniad said:Tensions between China and India over their Himalayan border have escalated, with China accused of moving thousands of troops into disputed territory and expanding a military airbase in the region.
Thousands of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops are reported to have moved into sensitive areas along the eastern Ladakh border, setting up tents and stationing vehicles and heavy machinery in what India considers to be its territory.
In response, the Indian army has moved several battalions from an infantry division usually based in the Ladakh city of Leh to “operational alert areas” along the border, and reinforcement troops have been brought in.
The aggressive military posturing follows two skirmishes between the two sides on 5 and 9 May in the contested areas around Pangong Lake and North Sikkim, in which more than 100 soldiers from both sides were injured.