9.4 C
Houston
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Chinese Military Shares Alleged Video of Deadly 2020 Indian Border Clash

Chinese state media released a video over the weekend purporting to depict fighting between Chinese and Indian border troops in the Western Himalayas’ Galwan Valley in June 2020.

At least four Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers died in the clash according to the video, marking the first time China’s military has publicly admitted to the deaths. Beijing had previously confirmed only that at least one Chinese PLA soldier died in the border brawl, which also killed at least 20 Indian troops.

Indian media, citing government sources, reported at the time as many as 40 Chinese soldiers died in the brawl, over twice the number the Indian military lost.

Revealing truth on border clashes with India helps understand events

For more:https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-02-20/Revealing-truth-on-border-clashes-with-India-helps-understand-events-Y1YpvlE4Io/index.htmlChina’s disclosure …

- Advertisement -

China’s Central Military Commission issued commendations to the fallen PLA servicemen “for their role in bravely fighting back hostilities provoked by foreign forces at the Galwan Valley,” a PLA newspaper reported on February 19, according to China’s official state press agency, Xinhua.

“The title of ‘border-defending hero’ was conferred to [PLA] Battalion Commander Chen Hongjun posthumously, while Chen Xiangrong, Xiao Siyuan and Wang Zhuoran received first-class merit. They all died in a clash with trespassing foreign military personnel wielding steel tubes, cudgels and stones last June,” Xinhua relayed.

“Qi Fabao, who was seriously injured in the skirmish, received the title of ‘hero regiment commander for defending the border,’” according to the report.

“[T]he Indian side has repeatedly sensationalized and hyped up this incident with the casualties and distorted the truth to mislead the international public opinion,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a press conference on February 19. “Now, as the PLA Daily reveals the truth on the matter, people will have a better understanding of what really happened and who is right and who is wrong.”

China and India share an unmarked border in the Western Himalayas; a bilateral agreement prevented either side from using firearms along the boundary meaning the June 2020 border clash was largely fought hand-to-hand. The skirmish was the deadliest military dispute between India and China since the two sides fought a border war in 1962. India revoked limits on the use of firearms on the border following the incident.

India and China accused each other of provoking the June 2020 skirmish both on the day of the clash, June 15, and in the preceding weeks. Both sides alleged that the other had recently violated the border’s integrity through increasing intrusions into the other’s territory in the months leading up to the clash.

A voiceover in the February 19 PLA propaganda video claims that Indian border forces “frequently crossed the borderline to build bridges and roads in an attempt to unilaterally change the status quo of the border control, escalating tensions in the area” starting in April 2020, alleged actions India previously claimed China had committed during the same time frame.

“They are setting up a tent there and now they are bringing in another one,” a Chinese PLA voice-over in the video claims, with the accompanying footage purporting to show the alleged border violation by India.

“In June 2020, the foreign military force blatantly violated the consensus reached between the two sides and crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) [the official name for the India-China border] in provocation,” the narrator continues, over footage of what appears to be dozens of Indian troops crossing a river holding shields with the word “Police” written across them in one hand and batons in the other.

Breitbart

Latest news

Haaland gains committee approval for Interior secretary as Murkowski votes ‘yes’

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Thursday approved Deb Haaland to be...

Migrants show up at southern border wearing Biden shirts saying, ‘Please let us in!’

A large group of migrants were photographed Tuesday at the U.S.-Mexico border near California wearing T-shirts that urged President Joe Biden to let them...

‘Trumpism’ Will Extend Far Beyond The Man Himself

Since today there is a cultural obsession with rendering everything an -ism, it is only fitting that the presidency of Donald Trump would produce...

Related news

Jobless Claims Rise By Less Than Expected

New weekly jobless claims rose to 745,000 for the week that ended February 27, the Department of Labor said Thursday. That was better than expected. Economists surveyed...

Before Cancel Culture: 11 Hollywood Celebrities Who Read Dr. Seuss Books in Public

The banning of six books by Dr. Seuss over concerns that they contain racist imagery has turned the popular children’s author into kryptonite for...

Flashback: Rev. Jesse Jackson Narrates Dr. Seuss Audiobook as Racism Charges Fly

A writer for the Literary Hub website posted ten of his favorite audiobooks in May of 2019, including one Rev. Jesse Jackson narrated. And while Green...

Joe Biden Blames Barack Obama for Underselling 2009 Stimulus Bill

President Joe Biden blamed former President Barack Obama on Wednesday for underselling the administration’s 2009 stimulus spending bill. “he economists told us we literally saved...

Turner Classic Movies Examines ‘Problematic’ Film Classics in New Series

(AP) — Loving classic films can be a fraught pastime. Just consider the cultural firestorm over “Gone With the Wind” this past summer. No one...

Venom-Spewing Hater Scarborough: Cruz, Hawley ‘Wanted’ Capitol Rioters to Beat, Kill

Is Joe Scarborough sick, or simply driven by the desire for attention and ratings? The question arises after Scarborough, on today's Morning Joe, once again...

Nobody’s Tax Returns are Confidential Anymore

Way back when Atlantic City was still Atlantic City (i.e., before the casinos arrived), I went there in hopes of finding a job so...

The Left’s Campaign Against Self-Defense

Last week, federal prosecutors offered an undisclosed plea deal to two lawyers who firebombed an NYPD van and drove around passing out Molotov cocktails...