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.”

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  • Cat-astrophe

    135 km long body of water.
    That is the key piece here.

  • ismiselemeas

    Looks like a scene from Game Of Thrones.

  • Alain

    The perfect marriage: Communist Imperialism and Chinese Imperialism. Yet total silence with Western marxists who see imperialism everywhere. Oh yes, only the West can be accused of imperialism.

  • k1962

    A Chinese friend told me that Indians do not like Chinese people. That was the first that I heard of that, but if they are having border disputes (like the Chinese have with everyone) it makes sense.

    • Alain

      Don’t forget that many Chinese also do not like any non Chinese.

      • k1962

        Oh, I know that.

  • xavier

    And here is where Asia goes in flames. True the Chinese have a lot more money and shiny cool looking equipment the Indians have serious combat experience. Contra Global times it won’t be a repeat of the 62 war as the Indians will acquit themselves quite well.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      India has been buying new equipment from Israel. Their technical acumen has been growing quickly and they are not to be fucked with.

      • xavier

        Yup. Which is with the Chinese chauvinist will be rudely awaken by the fact that Indians aren’tc5he same ones that were badly defeated in 62 thereby paving the way for the 65 war with Pakistan.