6 thoughts on “Just about every nation that used to belong to Colonial Britain learned useless crap like this

    • Gweilo Joe says:

      “China and India have stepped back from a tense confrontation along their shared border high in the Himalayas, pledging to resolve disputes over territory through diplomatic and military channels, India’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
      The announcement came a day after military commanders from the two sides met near Chushul, a border village at the disputed frontier near Pangong Tso, a lake where troops from the two countries clashed last month.” (NYT 6/7/20) https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/07/world/asia/china-india-border-himalayas.html

  1. Ante up says:

    India-China face-off live updates: Army, Navy, Air Force put on high alert (Times of India Jun 17, 2020, 19:33:36 IST) https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-china-lac-face-off-live-updates-at-least-20-indian-soldiers-killed-in-violent-face-off-with-china/liveblog/76415465.cms
    India-China clash: Modi says soldiers’ deaths ‘will not be in vain’ (BBC News) https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-53073338
    India-China border tensions: Key dates in decades-long conflict : The nuclear-armed Asian powers share a long history of mistrust and clashes along their lengthy border. (Al Jazeera 6/16/20) https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/india-china-border-tensions-key-dates-decades-long-conflict-200617025851066.html
    Fox News: “James Carafano: US should back India after China kills at least 20 Indian troops” https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/india-china-james-carafano

    • 'Saber-rattling' says:

      (Guardian): “The killings were sparked when a patrol of Indian soldiers encountered Chinese troops in a steep section of the mountainous region they believed the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had retreated from, in line with a 6 June disengagement agreement, sources in Delhi said. The Indian government have alleged that what followed was a “premeditated” ambush on their troops by PLA forces.
      The two armies jostled and hand-to-hand fighting broke out – neither side armed in line with decades of tradition supposed to ward off the possibility of escalation between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
      Then an Indian commanding officer was pushed from the narrow ridge and fell to his death in the gorge below.
      Reinforcements from the Indian side were summoned from a post about 2 miles away and eventually about 600 men were fighting with stones, iron rods and other makeshift weapons in near-total darkness for up to six hours, Indian government sources said, with most deaths on both sides occurring from soldiers falling or being knocked from mountain terrain.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/17/shock-and-anger-in-india-after-worst-attack-on-china-border-in-decades

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