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Video shows Indian troops challenging Chinese in Ladakh, but Army says ‘not authenticated’

Indian soldiers can be seen hitting the windows of a vehicle with rods and stones in an attempt to intimidate the Chinese in Pangong Lake area of Ladakh.

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New Delhi: An undated video of Indian troops challenging a group of Chinese soldiers and clashing with them in the Pangong Lake area of Ladakh emerged Sunday.

But the Army said it was not authenticated and attempts to link it with the tension along the Line of Actual Control were malafide.

The 2-minutes-and-45-seconds video, which has been accessed by ThePrint, shows Indian security personnel challenging a group of Chinese soldiers who had brought in their Dongfeng 4×4 vehicle too.

The Indian soldiers can be seen hitting the windows of the vehicle with rods and stones in an attempt to intimidate the Chinese. The windows of the vehicle clearly appear bullet proof as they do not break.

The Indian personnel are seen not carrying any weapons. Both ITBP and the Army jointly patrol along the Line of Actual Control.

They are carrying polypropylene shields with “Police” written on them to protect themselves from the Chinese stone pelting.

There are shouts of “Bharat Mata ki Jai” as the Chinese troops retreat.

One soldier can be seen lying down injured, but his identity is not ascertained.

But the Army said the video was not authenticated.

“It has been brought to our notice that a video is doing the rounds in social media on an incident on the borders. The contents of video being circulated are not authenticated. Attempt to link it with the situation on the Northern borders is malafide,” the Army said in a statement.

“Currently no violence is happening,” it added.

The statement said differences are being addressed through interaction between military commanders, guided by established protocols on management of borders between the two countries.

“We strongly condemn attempts to sensationalise issues impacting national security. The media is requested not to air visuals that are likely to vitiate the current situation on the borders.”

In August 2017, a video had emerged just days after the troops from both sides clashed in the Pangong Lake area.

Indian Army wants status quo

As reported by ThePrint on 10 May, there was a clash between Indian and Chinese troops on the banks of the Pangong Lake on 5 May in which several soldiers from both sides were injured.

The first move came from the Chinese who attacked Indian personnel with stones and sticks. Taken aback by the sudden attack, the Indian soldiers also hit back.

However, several of the Indian soldiers suffered injuries with many head wounds due to stone pelting.

Though official disengagement did take place, more troops were rushed to the location.

The situation in eastern Ladakh has since been tense with China building up troops at various locations on their side of the LAC even as they transgressed in the Finger Area as well as larger Hot Springs area.

The Chinese diverted troops from a military exercise that was being held on their side and moved soldiers to forward locations in the Galwan Valley.

Indians have also done counter deployment and as reported by ThePrint earlier, there is a face off in at least four locations.

Even though the Chinese have now spoken about “resolving differences”, Indian Army is waiting for the words to turn into action on the ground.

The Indian Army has demanded that earlier status quo be maintained by China at the LAC.

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  1. 1 indian soldier is heavy on 10 Chinese soldiers because they don’t have war experience and they dont have physical strength also. You dumps

  2. Please do not involve into any altercation.
    India can not face to fight at same time with pakistan and china .

  3. Raise a. Volunteers force of youngsters. Train them in mountain warfare. Scale up weapon of mass destruction. Enhance nuclear weapons capability.

  4. Hey guys you are probably not aware that the senior editor Shekar Gupta is a PAID by Congress to post lies.Shekar back in 1980’s-4990’s never supported our forces in all the skirmishes wheter between China or Pakistan.This website is whooly owned by Congress party since they can’y get elected the democratic means and have resorted to spread lies.

  5. Inhone thekha utha rakha hai desh aur army ka naam kharaab krne ke liye. jo kabhi bhi nahi hoga. #boycotttheprint #chinesemedia

  6. Inhone thekha utha rakha hai desh aur army ka naam kharaab krne ke liye. jo kabhi bhi nahi hoga. #boycotttheprint #chinesemedia

  7. Print should be rechristened as MISPRINT.Always printing like buffoon without even as retaining the truth and creating confusion.Dont run after TRP

    • Exactly what happened no one knows.ours is democracy and that china is being ruled by a worst authoritarian , a power hungry naked clown who wanted to be a life time president .Be a communist there they are not accountable.Here it is not the case please do not give adverse comments

        • China is an emerging super power,economically strong and politically united.The Chinese Army is comprised of a homogeneous race .India is daydreaming to become a power whereas it politically split,economicaly plagued by corruption,led by corrupt politicians with scandles such as Bofors Gun Scandal,Coffins scandal during Kargil War and recently the Rafale Corruption Kickbacks scandal. It has revoked its own constitution and flouted UN Resolutions on Kashmir.It is sadly mistaken about its newfound love with the USA. It is not aware that the CIA shall thoroughly screw its political systems to their own liking, exploit the political divides and sell their hardware. Actually Super madman of the world suits Modi’s Political ambitions. India is destined to implode like the Soviet union, China will not have to initiate any operation.

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