Territorial Claims – and Counterclaims – over Ladakh


Territorial Claims – and Counterclaims – over Ladakh

Dr Basharet Shah

After the 2017 Doklam crisis, June 15 this year marked another standoff between China and India owing to prior tense border clashes. The decades-old border conflict between the two countries on their territorial claims and counterclaims turned into an acute crisis which left 20 Indian soldiers dead. Forces of both countries were engaged in intense physical altercations involving scuffles and stone-pelting. However, things calmed down after flag meetings between Chinese and Indian senior military officials. Both countries’ troops have patrolled this region for decades, as the contested 2,200-mile border is a long-standing subject of competing claims and tensions, including a brief war in 1962.

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