China releases 10 Indian soldiers ahead of border talks

NEW DELHI (AFP) – China freed 10 Indian soldiers seized in a deadly high-altitude border clash in the Himalayas ahead of fresh talks yesterday to ease tensions between the world’s two most populous nations, officials said. Two majors were among the troops held prisoner after a battle with nail studded batons, rocks and fists on Monday that left 20 Indians dead as well as an unknown number of Chinese casualties. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin