The worst clash in decades on disputed India-China border, kills 20 Indian soldiers, and many captured and injured under nationalist leaders, the nuclear-armed rivals have been increasingly assertive toward neighbours, as they have contested their Himalayan border for generations.
The situation of law in order between nuclear-armed rivals who have increasingly been stretching their diplomatic and military muscle.
In mountains of Himalayas, both China and India are building up their forces in the remote Galwan Valley. And China seems very rigid, sending in artillery, the armoured personnel carriers, and also dump trucks and excavators.
For the past many days, a huge fight broke out between the Chinese and Indian troops in roughly the same barren area, where a war in 1962 they had fought. Now at the same place these two nations and confronting each other.
The nationalist leaders of both countries President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India have taken increasingly firm postures, that pose real risks of the conflict spinning out of control.
“Neither PM Modi or President Xi wants a war, but neither can relinquish their territorial claims either,” said Ashley J. Tellis, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington.