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The Chinese Foreign Ministry has claimed that no Indian troops had been killed along the disputed Himalayan border between the two countries following media reports stating that an Indian commando had been killed by Chinese troops in a skirmish at Lake Pangong in the Ladakh region along the disputed border, the Line of Actual Control.

  • China has accused India of stoking tensions, saying that Indian troops crossed into Chinese territory earlier this week, with Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying stating "the Indian side has severely undermined China's territorial sovereignty, breached bilateral agreements and important consensus, and damaged peace and tranquility in the border areas, which runs counter to the recent efforts made by both sides for deescalation of tensions on the ground."
  • For its part, the Indian gov't has accused China of being the party to stoke tensions in building up infrastructure and troop numbers around the disputed borders.
  • Reports today that the Indian military has moved troops to its eastern border with China in the Anjaw district of the disputed Arunchal Pradesh region.

Map of Disputed Western Sino-Indian Borders

Source: BBC

  • There are concerns that the influx of Indian troops to Anjaw could lead to an escalation of Sino-Indian tensions on two fronts, rather than just the one in Ladakh in the west.

Map of Disputed Eastern Sino-Indian Borders

Source: Reuters

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