An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard at a check post along a highway leading to Ladakh. Photo: EPA An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard at a check post along a highway leading to Ladakh. Photo: EPA
An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard at a check post along a highway leading to Ladakh. Photo: EPA

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Latest India-China border clash turns spotlight on Tibetan refugees in Special Frontier Force

  • The little-known paramilitary unit consisting mainly of Tibetan refugees is believed to have played a big role in the recent Pangong Tso clash
  • The force has been a source of emotional release for those who fled Tibet after the 1959 uprising, with one veteran saying it ‘is our only chance to fight the Chinese’

Topic |   China-India border dispute
An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard at a check post along a highway leading to Ladakh. Photo: EPA An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard at a check post along a highway leading to Ladakh. Photo: EPA
An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard at a check post along a highway leading to Ladakh. Photo: EPA
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