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High stakes in a Himalayan hotspot

In the language of geopolitics it’s known as salami slicing, a tactic used to covertly snatch disputed lands, sliver by territorial sliver.

And on the border between China and India in the remote reaches of the Himalayas, that’s exactly what Beijing stands accused of doing — incrementally extending its footprint.

  • Stephen Hutcheon, Mark Doman and Alex Palmer
  • ABC

Tensions between the two Asian neighbours erupted last month at a frontier post in the Galwan Valley more than 4,000 metres above sea level — a no-man’s-land in the middle of nowhere.

When an Indian army patrol attempted to tear down temporary structures erected by the…

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