China and India have been to war over their Himalayan border before. Is it about to happen again?
China and India are the closest they’ve been to armed conflict in half a century, over a mountainous strip of land on their disputed border high in the Himalayas. On June 15, at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a violent brawl between the two sides in the disputed region of Aksai Chin-Ladakh. Soldiers fought with fists, stones, and nail-studded bamboo poles, according to a source in the Indian military.It is unclear if any Chinese soldiers died, but both governments have moved fast to find a diplomatic solution to the worst outbreak of border violence in decades.