Stand-off between Indian and Chinese border troops is the culmination of festering tensions between the two sides over territory that has been contested for more than a century.
Making sense of what led to the crisis and how it will impact Sino-Indian relations.
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The border spat could accelerate existing trends of geopolitical and economic divergence between Beijing and New Delhi, with far-reaching consequences for the region too.
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"So far, 17 people have been confirmed dead and another 50 are injured," district official Goma Devi Chemjong said adding that "the number of missing is unknown as the bus had no record of the total number of passengers."
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