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The rutted mountain road to Tawang in India's remote northeast, quiet and empty for years, is abuzz these days with heavy construction activity. Bulldozers are slowly turning the rickety road to the Chinese border into a double-lane highway.
The construction is part of India's quiet military buildup in an eastern Himalayan region that is at the centre of a long festering border dispute with China.
Many say China's five highways running to the border, backed by railway and modern telecomm
Beijing has also stepped up its opposition to the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan leader, who has lived in India since fleeing Tibet after a failed uprising against Chinese rule in 1959
"In Tibet the Buddhist monasteries are the closest thing to an alternative organising force to the Communist party," writes Bill Emmott in his book "Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade".
Originally posted by Hereno
I can see Europe/America/India vs. China/Russia/Iran.
Who will win?