In a barbaric turn of events in the night of 15 June, the violent clash along the Line-of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China in eastern Ladakh's Galwan Valley left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. This has revived memories of a conflict between Chinese and Soviet forces over 50 years ago that led to the brutal killing of 31 Soviet border guards.
Heightened tensions between the Asian neighbours after killing of 20 Indian soldiers drew international concerns. This is the first deadly border clash in more than 40 years.
Massive protests have erupted across the country, with citizens burning the effigy of Chinese Premiere Xi Xinping, raising slogans to boycott Made in China products and hailing the bravery of Indian Army. There has also been a call to boycott Chinese goods.
Meanwhile, the Indian and Chinese armies are also talking on the LAC to defuse the tensions. Read on to know more.
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Text: Shweta V, Sify Desk