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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.

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