Indian Border Security Force soldiers guard a highway leading towards the Chinese border in Gagangir on June 17. Photo: AFP Indian Border Security Force soldiers guard a highway leading towards the Chinese border in Gagangir on June 17. Photo: AFP
Indian Border Security Force soldiers guard a highway leading towards the Chinese border in Gagangir on June 17. Photo: AFP

Explainer |
How India and China’s deadliest clash in decades came about

  • No shots were fired but a serious physical confrontation between troops left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead with more casualties on both sides
  • Beijing’s foreign ministry says the situation is stable, India’s defence minister has mourned the deaths but nationalist sentiment online is raging

Topic |   China-India border dispute
Indian Border Security Force soldiers guard a highway leading towards the Chinese border in Gagangir on June 17. Photo: AFP Indian Border Security Force soldiers guard a highway leading towards the Chinese border in Gagangir on June 17. Photo: AFP
Indian Border Security Force soldiers guard a highway leading towards the Chinese border in Gagangir on June 17. Photo: AFP
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