On the border between India and China, the place unarmed warfare is waged with stones and sticks | EUROtoday

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Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar returned to speak about territorial disputes with China, underlining that previously Beijing would have violated agreements between the 2 international locations, deploying a lot of troopers within the Himalayas and creating the situations for the present « irregular deployment of forces alongside the Line of Actual Control”, the controversial temporary border between the two countries. The Indian minister underlined that the troops of both countries continue to occupy areas further forward than their bases and that national security “is a problem”.

In retracing the complicated history of relations between the two countries, Jaishankar recalled the 1962 war, Rajiv Gandhi's attempts at normalization in 1988 and the incidents that occurred from May 2020 to January of the following year when the two armies repeatedly faced at over 4 thousand meters above sea level. A video that appears to document those clashes from the perspective of Chinese forces has emerged on the web in recent days.

In the photographs, teams of troopers may be seen dealing with one another on steep slopes with stones and sticks, in compliance with the present settlement between India and China in accordance with which the safety forces deployed alongside the non permanent border can not use firearms. Despite this rule of engagement established to keep away from the dangers of escalation between the 2 nuclear powers, 20 Indian and 4 Chinese troopers misplaced their lives throughout the skirmishes between 2020 and 2021.