India-China Border Dispute Causing An Ecological Holocaust In Himalayas


Chinese and Indian competition on their shared Himalayan border is more likely to create a slow-moving environmental catastrophe than a quick military or nuclear disaster. The Himalayan plateau plays a crucial role in Asia.

It generates the monsoonal rains and seasonal ice-melts that feed rivers and deliver nutrients to South, Southeast and East Asia. Almost half the world’s population and 20% of its economy depend on these rivers, and they are already threatened by climate change. China and India’s competition for their headwaters increases this threat.

Until the mid-20th century, the Himalaya’s high altitude prevented its large-scale development and conserved its environment. But after the Republic of India and the People’s Republic of China were created in the late 1940s, these two new states began competing for high ground in the western and eastern Himalayas.

They fought a war over their unresolved border in 1962, and have scuffled ever since. The most recent clash was in 2017, when China built a road into Doklam, an area claimed by Bhutan and protected by India. Read More

You may also read!

IAM Will Be Key To Meet PM’s 2022 Human Space Flight Target: IAF Chief

The IAF’s Institute of Aerospace Medicine (IAM) will play an active role in identifying and training astronauts for the

Read More...

Three Militants Killed In Ongoing Encounter In Kulgam’s Chowgam Area; Train Services To Qazigund Suspended

In Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, three terrorists have been killed in an ongoing encounter that started late on

Read More...

Skyshuttle Launching Shared Business Jets And Helicopter Flights From Next Week

The Indian skies are set to see an Uber-like revolution in the business Jet space with SkyShuttle launching

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu