A day after accepting that as many as four of its soldiers did die in a deadly clash between Indian and PLA soldiers last year in the Galwan valley, China has now released a video of the clash from last year.
The video was released by Chinese state media analyst Shen Shiwei. The same showed a number of Indian and Chinese troops clashing in the Galwan Valley area. Shiwei also alleged that the Indian troops “trespassed into Chinese side”.
The video, that has been shared by China, has the PLA and Indian soldiers crossing a river to confront each other at some rocky location. The clip, which includes night visuals, shows Indian-Chinese soldiers with flashlights, batons, and shields standing on the edge of a cliff.
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China has shared the video after as many as eight months since the confrontation was first reported. However, the video doesn’t showcase dangerous weapons like barbed wired sticks that, as per the initial reports, were used by the Chinese soldiers to cause harm to the Indian soldiers. The Indian government is yet to react on the same.
The state-run Global Times also shared the video on its social media platform Twitter with the caption: “An on-site video reveals in detail the four PLA martyrs and other brave Chinese soldiers at the scene of the Galwan Valley border clash with India in June 2020.”
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The video emerges amidst the ongoing disengagement process at multiple points in Ladakh. Today, both sides are scheduled to meet for the 10th round of talks between military commanders to discuss disengagement in other friction points of Gogra and Hot Springs.
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As of now, both India and China have pulled back all their troops from the south and north banks of the bitterly contested Pangong Lake. The standoff area starting from Finger 3 till Finger 8 (along Pangong Lake) has now been declared as a buffer zone with no sides allowed to patrol the same.