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India-China Conflict
Jun 23, 2020 at 06:58 PM
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The Quick Facts

  • On June 15th, Indian and Chinese soldiers engaged in a deadly clash along the countries' borders in Galwan Valley in the Himalayas.
  • Since guns have been banned through past treaties, soldiers engaged in hand to hand combat and used makeshift weapons. India reported 20 casualties with at least 70 injuries while China is yet to release any information.
  • In a televised statement, Indian Prime Minister Modi said "The entire country is hurt and angry at the steps taken by China... India wants peace and friendship, but upholding sovereignty is foremost."
  • Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said India "once again crossed the Line of Actual Control for deliberate provocation when the situation in the Galwan Valley was already easing

Food For Thought

As tensions rise between two nuclear superpowers, will political leaders resolve the conflict peacefully?

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The Indian Express

The road from Galwan: India’s response must be mature and resolute

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The Washington Post

India-China deadly clash should end Modi’s delusions about Beijing

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South China Morning Post

Cool heads required from military leaders after China-India border clashes

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Global Times

India knows ‘it can’t have a war with China’

Yang Sheng, Liu Xuanzun
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