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#1 LFC

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 12:37 PM

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At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese forces in Ladakh in the disputed Kashmir region, Indian officials say.

The incident follows rising tensions, and is the first deadly clash in the border area in at least 45 years.

The Indian army initially said three of its soldiers had been killed, adding that both sides suffered casualties.

But later on Tuesday, officials a number of critically injured soldiers had died of their wounds.

India's external affairs ministry accused China of breaking an agreement struck the previous week to respect the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Galwan Valley.

According to the Indian statement, "a violent face-off happened as a result of an attempt by the Chinese side to unilaterally change the status quo there".

China did not confirm any casualties, but accused India in turn of crossing the border onto the Chinese side.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said India had crossed the border twice on Monday, "provoking and attacking Chinese personnel, resulting in serious physical confrontation between border forces on the two sides", AFP news agency reported.

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Posted 16 June 2020 - 02:11 PM

 LFC, on 16 June 2020 - 12:37 PM, said:

Two nuclear powers in a border skirmish, with The Chosen One guiding the world? What's to worry? :o
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Posted 17 June 2020 - 07:53 AM

View Postpnwguy, on 16 June 2020 - 02:11 PM, said:

Two nuclear powers in a border skirmish, with The Chosen One guiding the world? What's to worry? :o

Would you rather he intervened to help ease the situation?

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Posted 17 June 2020 - 08:07 AM

View PostProbabilistic, on 17 June 2020 - 07:53 AM, said:

Would you rather he intervened to help ease the situation?
Now that Kim has spurned his love, he'll be free to woo PM Modi into an agreement. Art of The Deal, right? "Nobody knows more about negotiations than me!"
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