WORLD NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI: Indian and Chinese troops were facing off on Wednesday, barely a few hundred metres apart, in eastern Ladakh where shots were fired for the first time in decades, Indian officials said.
The nuclear-armed neighbours have accused each other of firing in the air during a fresh flare-up in the Ladakh region on Monday, violating long-standing protocols to avoid using firearms along their undemarcated borders.
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"The situation is tense," an official in New Delhi said, adding that Indian and Chinese troops were squaring off in close proximity in at least four locations south of the Pangong Tso lake that both lay claim to.