India defence chief says China clash may lead to wider conflict

India defence chief says China clash may lead to wider conflict

NEW DELHI (BLOOMBERG) – India’s escalating border tensions with China could lead to a wider conflict, chief of defence staff Bipin Rawat said.

“In the overall security calculus, border confrontations, transgressions, unprovoked tactical military actions spiralling into a larger conflict therefore cannot be discounted,” Rawat said in his address at New Delhi’s National Defence College on Friday (Nov 6).

“The situation along Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh remains tense.”

India and China have been caught in a tense military standoff along their Himalayan border since May.