China, India Back Away from Himalayan Standoff
But plenty of other regional hotspots to defuse
By: Neeta Lal
After nine months of a tense military standoff in Ladakh along the Line of Control, the informal border that separates them, India and China are in the first tenuous steps to a consensual, multi-step disengagement by agreeing to withdraw thousands of their troops from the contested Pangong Tso glacial lake in the western Himalayas.
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