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Video shows Chinese, Indian soldiers ‘kicking, punching’ each other in border clash

India China soldiers clash

LADAKH, India: A recent clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers grabbed media headlines, claiming scuffle among both the armies. Now a latest video has surfaced corroborating the reported facts about the border clash.

The video, which has been widely circulated on social media, shows many soldiers from the two countries punching and kicking each other and throwing stones on August 15 during a scuffle.

Sources say there were two dozen Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel and nearly three dozen army men at the spot; the Chinese troops had similar numbers.

Authorities have confirmed the authenticity of the video, reports the NDTV.

The incident took place on Independence Day when Chinese troops reportedly tried to enter Indian terrain along the banks of the Pangong Lake but were stopped by Indian soldiers.

The two-hour long stand-off was brought under control after a drill which sees both sides holding up banners proclaiming their rights over the disputed area before stepping back to their respective positions. Following the scuffle, Brigadier level officers also met in Chushul in the Ladakh area to try and find a way to bring down tensions in the region.

The clashes in Ladakh are the first of their kind in years. India and China frequently accuse each other of intrusions into each other’s territories, but the violence was first of a kind.

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