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The Herders Caught in India and China’s Icy Conflict

Morup Namgyal, a Cashmere goat herder of the Changpa nomadic pastoral tribe in Eastern LadakhTAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

By Parvaiz Bukhari

Lines on a map once meant little to India’s Tibetan herders of the high Himalayas, expertly guiding their goats through even the harshest winters to pastures on age-old seasonal routes.

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