India, China troops in high-altitude clash: officials

India, China troops in high-altitude clash: officialsIndian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between the two armies. Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction in the picturesque mountain region of Ladakh on Tuesday, an Indian defence official said. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she was not aware of the latest reports, but she added that “Chinese border troops are always committed to maintaining peace on the India-China border”.



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