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What is the dispute between China and India all about?

On June 15, China and India’s military troops clashed in hand-to-hand combat along a disputed border in the Himalayan mountains,resulting in deaths from both sides.This was the deadliest confrontation between India and China along that border in 45 years, marking a dangerous escalation between the two nuclear powers.In the 1950s, a term was used to describe the relationship between India and China: “Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai”, which means “India and China are brothers.” However, that was theexception rather than the norm, with a deep-seated mistrust on both sides still felt today.Two years after India’s independence in 1947, the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949.Despite attempts to establish a cordial relationship,such as the India-China Friendship Association, cracks were already appearing in their bilateral relations.For one, China never accepted a border drafted by the British in 1914 demarcating the frontier between Tibet and British India, also known as the McMahon line.…