Ladakh incursion may be linked to water security

Indian army vehicles cross a checkpoint on the Srinagar-Leh National highway on September 1, 2020. India and China accused each other of violating a consensus after clashes in the Ladakh region. Photo: Faisal Khan/NurPhoto The latest Chinese incursions into India’s Ladakh region support the view that the next world war will likely be fought over water.

The mineral-rich northern region, which is adjacent to Tibet, is known as one of the world’s biggest natural reservoirs.

While the area in Ladakh encroached upon by the People’s Liberation Army may not be home to any single water body worthy of seizure, Tibet, which […]


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