Two economic power houses and habitat of 40% world's population, India and China are on the brink of war due to border dispute. The war between these two countries can cause enormous pain on world economy and its growth prospects. Read the story behind the scuffle at Ladakh border.
The speculation of the Indo-China military conflict is on the rise since the standoff (May 05) between the Indian and Chinese Army at Pangong Tso Lake, Ladakh, due to the border dispute. Both countries had deployed relatively small units of Army opposite each other in the disputed region. The escalation of this situation into an Indo-China war cannot be ruled out, due to the history of India-China conflicts. The US President Donald Trump has recently tweeted that the US is ready to mediate between India-China to resolve the situation, arose due to border disputes. The border between China and India is not properly marked due to the Himalayan region. Both countries claims and counterclaims on territories occupied by each other, as their own, which causes border disputes.
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