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International relations

India and China face off along disputed Himalayan border

Chinese troops hold ground as Beijing's conciliatory tone fails to ease tensions

A Chinese soldier faces an Indian counterpart at the Nathu La border crossing in this photo taken before the latest confrontation. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP)

NEW DELHI -- Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a tense standoff along the Himalayan border amid fears that the latest military confrontation could turn far more serious than the Doklam conflict that lasted 73 days in 2017.

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to mediate on Wednesday after Chinese troops were alleged to have encroached on to Indian territory. "We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute," he tweeted.

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