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India, China Troops Clash at Himalayan Border, With 20 Indian Soldiers Dead
Reuters via Epoch Times ^ | 06/16/2020

Posted on 06/16/2020 1:01:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR—India’s army said on June 16 that 20 of its soldiers had been killed in clashes with Chinese troops at a disputed border site, in a major escalation of a weeks-long standoff between the two Asian giants in the western Himalayas.

China’s foreign ministry confirmed there had been a “violent physical confrontation” on June 15 in the border area. It made no mention of casualties, but India’s foreign ministry said there had been casualties on both sides.

An Indian government source said the troops had fought with iron rods and stones, and that no shots had been fired.

The deaths were the first since the last major border clash in 1967 between the nuclear-armed neighbors—also the world’s two most-populous countries—which have been unable to settle the dispute along their lengthy frontier.

China and India have traded accusations over who was to blame for the June 15 clashes in the snow deserts of Ladakh, which came after military commanders held meetings to resolve the situation.

Since early May, hundreds of soldiers have fronted up against each other at three locations, each side accusing the other of trespassing.

During the recent conflict, the Chinese have erected 80 to 100 tents, brought in heavy vehicles and heavy weapons, and have started building bunkers in the Galwan Valley.

The Chinese regime’s act of building bunkers is a tactic it has used with other countries it shares borders with, Aparna Pande, a research fellow and director of Hudson Institute’s Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia in Washington, previously told The Epoch Times.

On the night of June 15, a group of soldiers came to blows in the Galwan Valley, the Indian army said in a statement, adding that the two sides had now disengaged.

(Excerpt) Read more at theepochtimes.com ...


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KEYWORDS: china; clash; himalayanborder; india; kag; maga; searchandfind; trump
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1 posted on 06/16/2020 1:01:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a big deal.


2 posted on 06/16/2020 1:02:18 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Be still, and know that I am God...Psalm 46:10)
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To: SeekAndFind

“...the troops had fought with iron rods and stones...”

Someone has a sense of humor.


3 posted on 06/16/2020 1:06:53 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

It could be but I don’t think so. I think it is a probe of intentions. China doesn’t care about losing a few pieces of cannon fodder. if China wants a fight They will mount an organized large scale invasion.


4 posted on 06/16/2020 1:07:03 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (Power is More often surrendered than seized)
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To: CincyRichieRich

RE: This is a big deal.

Military experts say one reason for the face-off is that India has been building roads and airfields to improve connectivity and narrow the gap with China’s far superior infrastructure.

At Galwan, India completed a road leading to an airfield last October. China has asked India to stop all construction.

India says it is operating on its side of the Line of Actual Control, the de facto border.


5 posted on 06/16/2020 1:07:33 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it wil)
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To: CincyRichieRich

[This is a big deal.]


Not that big a deal. The idea of an accidental war is a canard. It happens only when both sides want it. That’s because a war is an expensive and complicated undertaking. Money has to be appropriated, supplies ordered, manufactured and stockpiled, and troops have to be drafted, trained and sent to the front, where they have to be resupplied on a regular basis if they are not to be overrun.


6 posted on 06/16/2020 1:07:51 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How many ChiComs got shot?


7 posted on 06/16/2020 1:08:39 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight neiyour way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

47 Chinese killed, many more injured. It was not hand to hand combat....they went at it.


8 posted on 06/16/2020 1:11:12 PM PDT by Republic_Venom (It's time for some Republic Venom!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

“This is a big deal.”

Not really, they have been fighting for decades along that border.


9 posted on 06/16/2020 1:14:46 PM PDT by setter
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To: Republic_Venom

These border skirmishes have been going on periodically forever.


10 posted on 06/16/2020 1:16:06 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight neiyour way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
According to the reports, there was no shooting.

Soldiers on both sides have been forbidden from firing their weapons at one another but that hasn’t stopped them from fighting with their hands, with rocks and, some reports claim, with clubs embedded with nails.


There are believed to have been a number of casualties on the Chinese side as well though China hasn’t revealed those numbers. According to this site, “Indian intercepts” revealed China suffered 43 casualties, some with serious injuries and some killed.

11 posted on 06/16/2020 1:16:16 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it wil)
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To: SeekAndFind

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvilmqJa8Yg

At least they will get rid of Antifa and BLM.


12 posted on 06/16/2020 1:17:26 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Georgia Girl 2
From a Tweet from India...

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Eswara Chary Poloju ( పోలోజు ఈశ్వరా చారి )

@EPoloju ·
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Deepest condolences to the near and dear of the brave soul's of India. Who martyred in violent face-off with China in Galwan valley in Ladakh. Colonel Bikkumalla Santosh Kumar Babu is from Suryapet, Telangana. He is the only son for his parents. He has two small children's.


13 posted on 06/16/2020 1:19:33 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it wil)
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To: carriage_hill
This paper is reporting the skirmish involved 900 troops on each side.

More than 900 troops on each side were involved in a physical clash, which started Monday night, lasted several hours—in three phases—and ended on early hours of Tuesday. Most of the deaths have occurred as soldiers fell-off cliffs during a physical fight in the narrow Galwan valley into the river at an altitude of 15,000 feet. Some died due to hypothermia and other due to injuries.

Stones, Steel poles, bamboo poles with nails embed on them, were used by the Chinese, to attack the Indian troops. The Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) of China, have also suffered fatal casualties. There is no number to their casualties. Indian Army categorically said “no bullets were fired in clash”. The casualty would have been manifold had bullets been fired


14 posted on 06/16/2020 1:21:13 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it wil)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Chicoms, Pakis and India all have deliverable nuclear weapons.

Mr. Rogers would say, it’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood.

5.56mm


15 posted on 06/16/2020 1:22:15 PM PDT by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP! Finish THE WALL!)
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To: SeekAndFind

How long before Trump gets blamed?


16 posted on 06/16/2020 1:30:15 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: setter

Worst incident since 1976. That’s not last year


17 posted on 06/16/2020 1:34:23 PM PDT by dp0622 (The very future of tihe Republic is at stake. We now know dems will do ANYTHING to win.)
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To: Zhang Fei

You are right in China has purposefully been moving a lot of troops and a lot of munitions across the entire border. That’s an incredible amount


18 posted on 06/16/2020 1:35:04 PM PDT by dp0622 (The very future of tihe Republic is at stake. We now know dems will do ANYTHING to win.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bunkers are the new “wall”


19 posted on 06/16/2020 2:04:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How do you lose a Colonel on a border skirmish?


20 posted on 06/16/2020 2:19:16 PM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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