india-china border tension

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Two of the most strong nations of the world lies in Asia . One is the nation of diverse culture yet united as one and the other is the land of rich contemporary history. Both India and china are the larger economies of the world. The countries account for the top two populous nations in the world and together account for major area covered on Earth. Despite being unique in their culture and lifestyle both the countries have certain disputes which are not new, they have emerged from a long time.

India shares its border with 7 nations out of which China is a major nation. At present LAC (Line of actual control) separates the Northern part of jammu&Kashnir from Aksai Chin. In the eastern side, China shares about 1,140km long boundary with India. It runs from the eastern limit of Bhutan to a point near the Talu Pass at the trijunction of Tibet, India and Myanmar. This boundary is called McMohan Line. China considers it unacceptable and illegal claiming that Tibetans representatives who had signed the 1914 convention held in Shimla which delineated the McMohan Line on the map were not having rights to do so.

India and China in 2003 sent Special Representatives to discuss the boundary question. By 2005 both the nations found common parameters for boundary settlements. Till now, about 19 rounds of special representatives talks on the border disputes have taken place.

Both the nations are facing off once again in Sikkim at Doko-La which lies at the trijunction point.The current confrontations shows signs of escalating. Both the countries have upped the ante and deployed around 3000 troops each at the tri-junction. The face off was due to the illegal construction of road by People’s Liberation Army of China in the territory of Bhutan. In June,2017 India crossed the territory in dispute between China and Bhutan. China claimed that India had no legal grounds of that matter and blamed it for creating the long stretched dispute between the nations.

Since then it has been observed that India and China have troubled relations and a forecast of war was seen between the nations. However, the chances of war between the nations is less as it would be handled by the other developing nations. After all, the decision would be taken in the favour of peace and integrity of the world not just one single nation.