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Under this dichotomy, the Chinese attitude on the resolution of the border lies in seeking concessions from India and not otherwise. If not by India’s will, then by force under China’s expansionist posture. What also testifies the severity of the border are three critical aspects. First, 22 rounds of special representative talks have failed to reach a resolution—highlighting the fragility involved. Second, increasing incidents of friction in areas along the LAC–such as Trig Heights, Pangong Tso Lake (north and south banks), Chumar, Demchok, Depsang valley, Samarlungpa in the western sector, and in Arunachal Pradesh at Asaphila, Longju, Sumdorong Chu, Namka Chu and Yangstse–exemplify the increased intensity. This has been added with areas such as Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh that remain comparatively less disputed and are exhibiting signs of military muscle flexing. And third, the heavy deployment of forces added with infrastructure activities have spiraled the security dilemma. 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