High atop the Doklam Plateau, Indian and Chinese forces are still locked in a standoff. The latest dispute along the Line of Actual Control, the contested border between China and India, began June 16. And in the time since, each side has vehemently denounced the other's presence, digging in for a prolonged fight. A military confrontation would have serious repercussions for India and China alike, but it can't be ruled out. In this three-part series, Stratfor evaluates the strategic positions of each side in the dispute.