China Blames India For Deliberate Provocation
20 Indian Soldiers Died Along With 76 Critically Injured
Both countries are accusing each other of the fighting that took place in the Galwan Valley, during which multiple Indian soldiers died. China blames India for deliberate provocation, while both countries are saying that the fighting took place on their side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The brawl during which twenty of the Indian troops lost their lives was allegedly started by the Indian forces. This battle did not contain any firearm, but the usage of rocks, wooden clubs, and fists was reported by both parties.
Fighting between India and Pakistan on LAC
According to the Chinese forces present at the border at the time of the brawl, stated that the Indian forces crossed through the Line of Actual Control into the Galwan valley, which is on the Chinese side of the disputed border between both countries. After this incident, it was reported that twenty soldiers of the Indian army died during this violent brawl along with seventy injured. China declined to provide any number of injured troops, but China blames India for deliberate provocation.
This violent face-off between both countries is the worst confrontation in the last 45 years. The use of firearms was not reported during this recent fight as both countries has banned using firearms in any border dispute under a previous agreement.
Multiple Indian troops suffered from fatalities caused by exposure to freezing temperatures of high altitude and critical injuries. For which Indian blames China for initiating the fight between both parties on the Himalayan mountain range. To support their cause, China blames India for deliberate provocation as the Indian soldiers were first to enter the Chinese side of the border and deliberately attacking soldiers.
Mr. Zhao, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, has insisted that the Galwan Valley in which the brawl took place was on the Chinese side. According to him, the Indian forces have been building bridges, roads, and other facilities in the area since April due which China blames India for deliberate provocation.
To counter these allegations, the spokesman for Indian army Anurag Srivastava had denied any violation of the terms regarding the Line of Actual Control. He said that these Claims by the Chinese authorities are wrong and not completely acceptable.
De-escalating tension between India and China
There have been multiple talks between commanding officers of both countries, trying to de-escalate the growing tension between both parties. But even after several discussions, multiple reports suggested that both countries’ forces were fighting in multiple locations along the poorly defined Line of Actual Control. China blames India for deliberate provocation and the cause of this recent brawl between both countries.
To downplay the recent events between India and China, which costs 20 soldiers of Indian forces, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared on National Television. During his speech, he said that Chinese forces did not enter out assigned territory, and nobody of opposing forces is currently present there. He also said that no Indian Post had been captured at any recent events.
The Galwan Valley in which the incident occurred is located in a remote part of the Himalayan mountain range, along the 2,100 miles long Line of Actual Control between the border of India and China. This border was established between both countries during the war between both countries in 1962, after which both parties ended the war with a truce. He also vowed that the Indian forces would defend their border with any force necessary.
China blames India for deliberate provocation, saying that the clash occurred soon as the tension between India and China has started to de-escalate. China is also blaming that the Indian troops also harmed some individuals who were present for negotiations in the Galwan at the time of the violent brawl.