The stand-off that began in mid-June at the tri-junction be-tween India, China and Bhutan seems to escalate into a full-scale war. Experts believe that a war is imminent between India and China unless the stand-off is de-escalated through talks. China demands the withdrawal of Indian troops before any talks could begin. India says troops from both sides should pull-out, the status quo ante at the tri-junction be restored, then only talks could start for the long-term solution of the border disputes. Neither side is prepared to accommodate the request of the other. Consequently, the stalemate continues, pushing both China and India to the brink of war.