Athawale's Chinese food ban: These Chinese-Indian dishes don't exist in China
Athawale's Chinese food ban: These Chinese-Indian dishes don't exist in China

Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet, Ramdas Athawale has a 'suggestion' amid tensions between the two countries. Athawale has called for a ban of Chinese food and hotels in India.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote, "China is a deceitful country. India should boycott all Chinese goods. Chinese food and Chinese food hotels should be banned in India!"

While it is unsure if Athawale was referring to the actual Chinese cuisine -which is rarely ever found in India- or the quintessential Indian Chinese.

Speaking of quintessential Indian Chinese food, did you know that these dishes don't actually exist in China.

As much as Indian restaurants boast of having a dedicated Chinese section in their menus, much to our disappointment, the deep fried chicken dipped in a spicy concoction of soy sauce and schezwan sauce is as Indian as Golden caramel latte.

Here are the favourite Chinese dishes in India that are unheard of in China:

1. Vegetarian Hakka Noodles

2. Vegetarian Manchurian

3. Sweet corn chicken soup

4. Chilli chicken

5. Chilli paneer

6. Sweet and sour sauce

7. American Chopsuey

Meanwhile, on Monday night, 20 jawans, including officers of the Indian Army, were killed in a violent face-off with the Chinese troops on in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh. More soldiers are "critically injured" and are undergoing treatment and that "casualties could increase", reported IANS.

China has also suffered casualties. According to ANI, the neighbouring country has lost 43 of its soldiers in the skirmish. However, China hasn't officially revealed any numbers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured that the sacrifice of the jawans will not be in vain. PM Modi added that India wants peace, however, it is capable to give a befitting reply if instigated.

"I would like to assure the nation that the sacrifice of our jawans will not be in vain. For us, the unity and sovereignty of the country is the most important...India wants peace but it is capable to give a befitting reply if instigated," ANI quoted PM Modi.

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