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India and China moved their troops along the Line of Actual Control in May 2020.

The troops were moved to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh where the Indian and Chinese armies have been in a state of standoff since May.

The troops were moved to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh where the Indian and Chinese armies have been in a state of standoff since May.Tensions escalated between China and India over their Himalayan border, where China has increased its troops' presence into disputed territory and expanding a military airbase in the region. Thousands of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops are reported to have moved into sensitive areas along the eastern Ladakh border, setting up tents and stationing vehicles, and heavy machinery Chinese military has been building up the Line of Actual Control since May first week. In response, the Indian army has moved several battalions from an infantry division usually based in the Ladakh city of Leh to operational alert areas along the border.

The clash between India and China killed 20 Indian soldiers at Galwan valley, Ladakh. This is the first lethal clash in the border area in the last 45 years. China did not confirm any casualties but accused India in turn of crossing the border onto the Chinese side.

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