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(FILES) This file photo taken on July 5, 2006 shows a Chinese soldier (L) and Indian soldier placing a barbed wire fence following a meeting of military representatives at the Nathu La border crossing between India and China in India's northeastern Sikkim state. A border standoff between Chinese and Indian troops on a remote Himalayan plateau has heightened long-standing tensions while ensnaring a tiny kingdom, Bhutan, between the two nuclear-armed powers. The row has festered for more than a month by the end of July 2017 as India and China refuse to back down in the distant but strategically key territory, reflecting the historic mistrust between the Asian giants. / AFP PHOTO / Desha-Kalyan CHOWDHURY

August 21, 2017 3:13 PM (UTC+8)