A recent series of military confrontations between Chinese troops on one
side and Indian and Bhutanese troops on the other in a remote
tri-border area in the Himalayas
threatens to become a wider conflict unless wiser diplomatic heads
prevail. With the eclipse of the United States as a major player in
international relations, particularly in the Indian subcontinent, it is
now up to regional players to avoid old border disputes from growing
into a replay of the 1962 Sino-Indian border war.