“Both countries and their nationalist leaders, President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, have taken increasingly assertive postures that pose real risks of the conflict spinning out of control. ‘Neither PM Modi or President Xi want a war, but neither can relinquish their territorial claims either.'” NYT: Worst Clash in Decades on Disputed India-China Border Kills 20 Indian Troops. (I think I speak for most of the free world when I say, “Guys, seriously, not now.”)

+ “‘No shots fired for 45 years, and then at least 20 soldiers dead in one evening in rock-throwing and bludgeoning.’ The clash comes amid fresh tensions between the two powers, which have brawled along the border in recent weeks but not exchanged any gunfire.”