China has demanded that India remove troops from the 2,175 mile long shared border neighboring the kingdom of Bhutan. Tensions have risen in the past year due to a increase in Indian troops along the border and the construction of highways.
According to the foreign ministry of China, “India is not only illegally remaining on Chinese territory, it is also repairing roads in the rear, stocking up supplies, massing a large number of armed personal.” India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is expected to visit China in September for a summit of leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Modi would be wise to quell any angry sentiment due to India’s reliance on Chinese trade.
Source: The Guardian