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Is India-China trade war looming?

Experts fear ongoing border standoff may threaten economic ties

KIRAN SHARMA, Nikkei staff writer | China

NEW DELHI -- India and China, Asia's two nuclear-armed giants, have been engaged in a tense border standoff for the past two months, raising concerns that the repercussions will spread to their economic and trade ties.

The two countries, which have long been fractious neighbors, share a 3,500km border and in 1962 fought a war over it. The latest dispute started on June 16 when, New Delhi says, a People's Liberation Army construction party entered Doklam plateau at a strategic junction -- where the boundaries of India, China and their tiny neighbor Bhutan meet -- to build a road, a move with "serious security implications" for India.

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