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India, China face-off at Burtse in Ladakh

Indian and Chinese troops are locked in another standoff at Burtse in northern Ladakh after India objected to China building a watch tower. As China rejected India’s objections both sides moved a platoon each of soldiers in a show of strength, sources said on Saturday.

Sources said this standoff is not an isolated incident as minor incidents keep happening regularly due to difference of perception on the un-demarcated boundary. India claims 15-23 km ahead of its holding point in this region which is rejected by the Chinese.

In September last year, troops of both sides were held in a standoff in the Chumar sector at the same time as Chinese President Xi Jinping was visiting India.

A strategic road India plans to build to Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) passes through Burtse. DBO was the scene of a 21-day standoff in April 2013.


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