China Raises Tension in India Dispute – Jo Johnson and Richard McGregor

From Financial Times:

India’s strengthening ties with the US are the cause of China’s increasingly aggressive position over the disputed India-China border in the eastern Himalayas, according to security affairs analysts in both countries.

The two fast-growing economies have co-ordinated their approach to climate change through the Group of Eight, and bilateral trade surged 56 per cent in the first four months of the year. But political relations have come under unex­pected stress recently.

Beijing claims 90,000‚Äâsq‚Äâkm of land in the eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, which borders Bhutan and Tibet. India says China is occupying 38,000 sq km of its territory in Kashmir illegally ceded by Pakistan. [Full Text]

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