Stones, rods & fists: Chinese & Indian troops’ border brawl caught on video

Footage showing a clash between Chinese and Indian border guards at the disputed Pangong Lake in the Himalayas earlier this week has appeared on social media. The video has not been verified but the incident has been confirmed by Indian officials.

The narrow, serpentine 135-km long body of water, located 4,300 meters above sea level, is cut up by the 4,000 km Line of Actual Control (LAC) – the disputed border between the two powers. While tensions between patrols are not uncommon, the incident on August 15, India’s Independence Day, was described by Indian army sources as “unprecedented.”