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India has deployed recently acquired, U.S.-made weaponry along its border with China, as part of a new offensive force to bolster its capabilities as the countries remain deadlocked over disputed territory in the Himalayas.

The buildup in India’s northeast is centered on the Tawang Plateau adjoining Bhutan and Tibet, a piece of land claimed by China but controlled by India. It holds historical political and military significance: In 1959, the Dalai Lama fled to India across nearby mountain passes to escape a Chinese military operation. Three years later, both sides fought a war in the area.

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