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China-India clashes: Hard to turn diplomatic talk to action

Border tensions still simmering despite multiple dialogues

India and China have agreed to a diplomatic disengagement along their disputed border in the Ladakh region, but the road ahead remains rocky, given the complete breakdown of trust between both countries and the large assemblage of troops and weaponry positioned along the border.

India and China have seen the worst border troubles in four decades in the Ladakh region amid competing territorial claims.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2020, with the headline 'China-India clashes: Hard to turn diplomatic talk to action'. Subscribe