Updated on: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 12:08 AM IST

‘Unprofessional’ Chinese Army used sticks, clubs with barbed wires, stones

Face-off near Pangong Tso

New Delhi: Even though the Chinese Army claims itself to be a professional force, its soldiers in a recent stand-off with the Indian forces in the Pangosg Tso lake area in Eastern Ladakh sector used sticks, clubs with barbed wires and stones to target Indian security forces’ soldiers there.

“The behaviour of the Chinese has been like the Pakistan-backed stone-pelters who use stones and sticks to target Indian security forces in the Kashmir valley. The Chinese troops came armed with sticks, clubs with barbed wires and stones in an area near the Pangong Tso lake during a face-off with Indian troops there," sources told ANI in Delhi.

The sources said that during the face-off, the Chinese troops had numerical advantage but behaved like an “unprofessional Army” while showing undue aggression there towards the Indian troops there.

Despite the fact both the Indian and Chinese troops are equipped with assault rifles all along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) from Ladakh to Arunachal Pra­d­e­sh, bullets have not been fir­ed in the Ladakh region sin­ce 1967 to maintain peace and tranquillity in the region.

Sources said during the recent face-off, the Chinese troops behaved like "typical bullies" as they surrounded the Indian troops from all sides with the ratio being heavily in their favour and arrived in the particular area like "locust swarms" using the better infrastructure on their side of the boundary.”

Contrary to the Chinese behaviour, the Indian side never uses such tactics to push back the Chinese from the areas under us except for the minor shoving and pushing incidents that keep taking place almost round the year," they said.

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Published on: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 06:05 AM IST