The Citizen (KZN)

China, India in border clash

- Beijing

– China and India accused each other of firing shots first across a flashpoint Himalayan border, intensifyi­ng a months-long standoff between the nuclear-armed neighbours that has already claimed at least 20 lives.

China said yesterday its soldiers took “countermea­sures” after Indian soldiers opened fire in a contested mountainou­s region in Ladakh. India accused Chinese forces of “blatantly violating agreements”. – AFP

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