China and India dangerously close to military conflict: Foreign media

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NEW DELHI: As the nuclear stance between North Korea and the United States traps the world, a quieter conflict between India and China unfolds in a remote Himalayan mountain range, with equally high stakes.

During the past two months, Indian and Chinese troops clashed on a plateau in the Himalayas, in close tension, in a dispute sparked by Chinese army movements to build a road to the territory claimed by Bhutan, the close ally of India .

India has suggested that both parties withdraw, and its Foreign Minister said in Parliament that the dispute can only be resolved through dialogue.

However, China has vociferously defended the right to build a road in the Doklam area, the land also claims.