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India China News: A counterproductive war breaks out on Twitter when Indian and Chinese soldiers remain locked in a real confrontation in Ladakh | India News


NEW DELHI: A virtual online battle broke out Sunday between Chinese and Indian Twitter warriors to fuel tensions as soldiers from the two countries remain locked in the month-long military confrontation in eastern Ladakh, which has seen accumulations of rival troops and heavy weapons induction in the high altitude region.

The competition’s Twitter handles posted videos and images of violent clashes between ITBP Army troops and People’s Liberation Army (EPL) soldiers, both armed with stones, bars and sticks, on the north bank of Pangong Tso (Tso means lake) in eastern Ladakh.

TOI refrains from going into the details of the videos and images, but they show bloody and battered soldiers on both sides. Such “leaks”, which can be hugely counterproductive, come amid deep concerns that rising levels of violence along the Current Line of Control (LAC) could one day lead to shooting in anger, something that it hasn’t happened in the last 45 years

The Indian army, for its part, criticized “bad luck attempts” being made on social media to increase tensions when addressing “differences” between rival troops on the ground through regular interactions between commanders. local military according to established border management protocols between the two countries

“We have been informed that the videos are circulating on social media due to an incident at the borders. The content of the circulating videos is not authenticated. The attempt to link them to the current situation on the northern borders is bad, ”army spokesman Colonel Aman Anand said Sunday.

“Currently, violence is not occurring. We strongly condemn attempts to sensationalize problems affecting national security, which are likely to vitiate the current situation on the borders, ”he added.

This occurs a day after Defense Minister Rajnath Singh admitted that the PLA soldiers had “advanced a little more than they used to before” to make the “situation different” from previous clashes. But talks are ongoing through diplomatic and military channels to resolve the confrontation, he added.

In a well-coordinated move to change the status quo across LAC, PLA soldiers entered about 1-3 km into what India considers their territory at multiple points in the Galwan Valley region, the northern bank of the Pangong Tso and Demchok areas.

Since then, there have been several clashes between rival soldiers, including the violent clash in Pangong Tso that left dozens wounded on both sides from May 5-6.

As previously reported by TOI, EPL troops have also consolidated their positions at all four or five fighting sites by digging trenches and launching tents, building bunkers, and laying roads. They are backed by more than 5,000 soldiers, as well as artillery guns and armored vehicles accumulated within Chinese territory through LAC.

India has also far surpassed the PLA build-up by advancing troops from the Leh-based 3rd Infantry Division to their “operational alert areas”, while several rounds of talks between senior officers, Brigadier General and Colonel have failed to break the impasse so far.

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