RUSI NewsbriefVOLUME 34ISSUE 1members only

Sino–Indian Tensions: A Border in Limbo

Tensions between China and India over both disputed territory and the two countries’ de facto border continue to simmer

The regular fulmination on Indian television news over intrusions by Chinese patrols into territory claimed by India belies the reality that the Sino–Indian border is one of India’s most stable. The last serious clash on the 4,057-kilometre Line of Actual Control (LAC) – the de facto border between Asia’s two largest militaries – occurred in 1967. The last time Indian soldiers died at the hands of the Chinese was in 1975, when four Indian troopers were shot dead at the Tulung

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