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How India and China have come to the brink over a remote mountain pass

Standoff began last month when Bhutan, Indian ally, discovered Chinese workers trying to extend road

Steven Lee Myers Ellen Barry & Max Fisher | NYT 

On a remote pass through Himalayan peaks, China and India, two nuclear-armed nations, have come near the brink of conflict over an unpaved road. It is one of the worst border disputes between the regional rivals in more than 30 years. The road stands on territory at the point where China, India and Bhutan meet. The standoff began last month when Bhutan, a close ally of India, discovered Chinese workers trying to extend the road. India responded by sending troops and equipment to halt the construction. China, the more powerful of the two, angrily denounced the move and demanded that ...

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First Published: Thu, July 27 2017. 12:11 IST