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China v India: Why has conflict erupted in Asia – tensions explained

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The Indian army added an officer and two soldiers were killed in a “violent faceoff” with Chinese troops in the disputed Kashmir region.

These are the first casualties in decades to result from a clash between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Former Indian army commander D S Hooda said: “This is extremely, extremely serious, this is going to vitiate whatever dialogue was going on.

India’s main stock indexes gave up early gains to fall as much as 0.8 percent after the news, but were last up around 0.2 percent by 7.58am GMT, while the rupee weakened to 76.1 against the dollar.



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