'Insecure' China flexing its muscle against India?

An Indian Army convoy moves along a highway leading to Ladakh, at Gagangeer in Kashmir's Ganderbal district, on June 18, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS

The chances of a large-scale conflict between China and India in the Himalayas are minuscule, although their latest skirmishes there have left 20 Indian soldiers dead and possibly as many if not more casualties on the Chinese side.

Both sides are busy dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic fallout, and will not want to add a major confrontation or war to their already immense difficulties, said Chinese international relations expert Shi Yinhong of Renmin University.

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