Himalayas - Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai?
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On Friday at the G20, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping shook hands and greeted each other at an informal meeting of BRICS nations. While the the two leaders were reported exchanging words of praise in their speeches, their respective forces stationed along their border have been in an “eyeball-to-eyeball” standoff for the past 4 weeks. The event that sparked tensions happened when Indian troops stopped Chinese engineers from extending a border road through a plateau, known as Doklam in India and Donglang in China, last month. Today we ask if India-China tensions over the border, which are not new nor uncommon, should worry the rest of the world?
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Tags: Dokhlam, China, India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, G20 Summit, Donglang, border tensions, border transgression, Bhutan