Does Indonesia have territorial disputes with India

Again violent border disputes in the Himalayas

The incident occurred last week at the Naku-La Pass in the Indian state of Sikkim in the northeast of the country, as the Indian army has now announced. A Chinese patrol tried to cross the border. Indian soldiers stopped them. Four Indian soldiers and an unknown number of Chinese soldiers were injured.

"Small argument"

According to Indian information, it was a "minor argument". This was resolved by the local commanders in accordance with prescribed procedures.

Last year, for the first time in four decades, dozens of people were killed in the conflict between the two nuclear powers. In June, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in clashes in the Ladakh region. There were also deaths on the Chinese side, but Beijing did not provide any figures. Both countries accused each other and moved tens of thousands of additional soldiers to the border region.

China and India then assured that they want to defuse the conflict through diplomatic channels. Meetings between senior officers from both sides followed. The last de-escalation discussion so far took place on Sunday.

Fatal collisions

Relations between India and China have long been strained because of the territorial disputes. Beijing claims approximately 90,000 square kilometers of an area that is under the control of New Delhi. In 1962, the two nuclear powers waged a brief war over the border in the Himalayas. In 1967 there were again fatal clashes.

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