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China's expansionism creeps along as West distracted by Ukraine

India retreats further into own territory with Himalayan buffer-zone pullbacks

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Chinese troops hold a banner reading, "You've crossed the border, please go back," in Ladakh, India, in May 2013: An incremental, salami-slicing approach of bulletless aggression has come at little international cost.   © AP

Brahma Chellaney is professor emeritus of strategic studies at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi and a former adviser to India's National Security Council. He is the author of nine books, including "Water: Asia's New Battleground."

China's relentless expansionism in the frigid high Himalayas through furtive territorial encroachments has fostered a nearly 30-month military standoff with India.

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