“I don’t want this title. I will give it back to Zulpikar,” Singh said (via the Guardian). “I don’t want tension on the border. It’s a message of peace. That’s important.”
Late last month, China warned India not to “push your luck” by underestimating Beijing’s determination to protect what it believes is sovereign territory high in the Himalayas. Although India has called for a negotiated settlement and both sides have shown restraint as Chinese troops work to extend the road from Yadong in Tibet, rhetoric has grown increasingly heated of late.
The two countries, which share a largely contested, 2,174-mile border, fought a brief war in 1962. Since then, China has been an ally and arms supplier for Pakistan, India’s rival.
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