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Yuli Ban
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I somehow forgot this was still going on

China and India move tens of thousands of troops to the border as tensions rise
China and India have been moving tens of thousands troops to their disputed border as military tensions continue to rise since the skirmish between the two nuclear-armed neighbors last June.

China's People's Liberation Army has gradually increased numbers to at least 50,000, up from about 15,000 in June last year, Indian intelligence and military officials told the Wall Street Journal. It reported that numbers have mostly increased over the last few months.

India has also deployed tens of thousands of troops and heavy artillery has been sent to the region.

Much of the military build up has taken place in Eastern Ladakh, which overlaps Kashmir and Tibet, a key strategic area home to several critical rivers that supply vast amounts of waterflow to both China and India.
And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future
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China Beefs Up Military Position With More Indian Border Units
by Lucas Niewenhuise
July 2, 2021

https://supchina.com/2021/07/02/china-b ... vy-forces/

Introduction:
(SupChina) The centenary celebration of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), held yesterday in Tiananmen Square and featuring a defiant speech by General Secretary Xí Jìnpíng 习近平, did not include a full military parade. But in his speech, Xi did urge China to “accelerate the modernization of national defense and the armed forces.”

Meanwhile, several reports this week revealed how China is advancing its military position, both in geography and technology.

Over a year since the bloody India-China border clash of June 2020, the two sides remain at a stalemate, and the fuzzy line of actual control (LAC) marking their Himalayan border is more militarized than at perhaps any time since the Sino-Indian War of 1962.

Reports indicate that about a quarter million troops are stationed near the border, primarily on the Indian side, but both sides have increased deployments in recent months.
  • “India now has roughly 200,000 troops focused on the border…which is an increase of more than 40% from last year,” and an increase of 50,000 in recent weeks or months, Bloomberg reported.
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India, China Pull Back From Part of Contested Himalayan Border
August 6, 2021

https://www.courthousenews.com/india-ch ... an-border/

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(Agence France Press via Courthouse News) — India and China have pulled back troops from a flashpoint zone on their disputed border where they fought a deadly battle last year, the Indian government said Friday.

The world's two most populous nations had poured tens of thousands of extra troops into the high-altitude Ladakh region in the Himalayas after the clash last year.

But the Indian Army said that following talks, rival troops in the Gogra area had moved back in a "phased, coordinated and verified manner" over the last two days.

"The troops in this area have been in a face-off situation since May last year," the statement said.

"With this, one more sensitive area of face-off has been resolved.
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