With all eyes on the United States and North Korea, a potential area of large scale military conflict between two other nuclear armed adversaries has gone unnoticed. China and India have long disputed part of their shared border in the Himalayas, and in recent days – the situation threats to escalate into a full fledge war.
On August 15th, Indian officials announce Chinese troops attempted to enter their territory after a two-month standoff. Chinese officials stated it was the other way around. Soldiers threw stones at each other and caused minor injuries.
Although militias from either country haven’t shot at each other in more than half a century along their 2,200 mile-long shared border, if the situation continues to worsen, there’s no telling where the potential will end. Both countries have massive resources and don’t like to lose face.
Where this conflict will end, nobody will know. Small issues like