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Indian Government Denies Report Of Chinese Using"Microwave Weapon" In Ladakh
The situation along the LAC deteriorated in June following the Galwan Valley clash in which both sides suffered casualties.
Indian Government Denies Report Of Chinese Used "Microwave Weapon" In Ladakh
New Delhi: On Tuesday the Indian Army dismissed the reports on the employment if the microwave weapon by China in eastern Ladakh, calling it "fake news".
"Media articles on the employment of microwave weapons in Eastern Ladakh are baseless. The news is FAKE," said the Indian Army in a tweet.
Media articles on employment of microwave weapons in Eastern Ladakh are baseless. The news is FAKE. pic.twitter.com/Lf5AGuiCW0— ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) November 17, 2020
Earlier the leading UK daily reported that China's People Liberation Army used microwave weapons on Indian troops deployed at the two strategic hilltops in eastern Ladakh.
The use of weapon turned the hilltops "into a microwave oven", forcing Indian soldiers to retreat and allowing the positions to be retaken by the Chinese without an exchange of conventional fire, The Times reported.
The professor claimed that the attack took place on August 29, but the Indian officials said that never happened.
"If they got us out of the heights, why is China still asking India to withdraw from these heights?" the source replied. "Our soldiers and tanks/equipment still there, and we have not moved down from heights."
In early September the Indian officials had acknowledged that Chinese forces had taken a "provocative" step on August 29, however, the Chinese officials at the time seem to acknowledge that India remained in control of the area, reported the Washington Examiner.
"We urge India to strictly discipline its border troops, stop all provocations at once, immediately withdraw all personnel who illegally trespassed across [the unofficial boundary of the disputed area], and stop taking any actions that may escalate tensions or complicate matters," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in early September.
"It could either be just bravado or the platform to use to launch the psyops," the Indian official said.
Since early May the Chinese and the Indian troops are engaged in a stand-off along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh. The situation along the LAC deteriorated in June following the Galwan Valley clash in which both sides suffered casualties.
(With Inputs from ANI)