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Sikkim standoff escalates: China accuse India of militarising its border

India has warned China that construction of the road near their common border would have

Reuters  |  Beijing 

China said on Thursday it was absurd for India to use the excuse of Chinese road-building to cross over their border, and accused India of militarising its side of the frontier. A stand-off on a plateau next to the mountainous Sikkim, which borders China, has ratcheted up tension between the neighbouring giants, who share a 3,500 km (2,175 miles) frontier, large parts of which are disputed. According to the Chinese interpretation of events, Indian guards crossed into China's Donglang region early in June and obstructed work on a road on the plateau. Troops from the two ...

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First Published: Fri, July 07 2017. 09:06 IST