India-China face-off on September 7: Pictures emerge of Chinese soldiers with spears, machete

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
New Delhi Published: Sep 08, 2020, 06:42 PM(IST)

Pictures emerge of Chinese soldiers with spears along LAC Photograph:( WION )

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Pictures show PLA soldiers carrying weapons, spears and machete. Sources told WION that around 40 PLA soldiers came on September 7 evening.

First pictures have emerged of the September 7 incident at the Line of Actual Control(LAC) in eastern Ladakh. On Monday, Chinese Army PLA troops attempted to close-in on one of the Indian forward positions and undertook "provocative activities to escalate" according to Indian Army statement.

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Pictures show PLA soldiers carrying weapons, spears and machete. Sources told WION that around 40 PLA soldiers came on September 7 evening. The incident occurred around the heights of Rezang La at LAC.

Also Read: Chinese military closed in on Indian positions, fired in the air: Army rejects PLA claims

Chinese Army had claimed in a midnight statement on Monday that Indian side had fired shots. It was rebutted by the Indian army in a statement on Tuesday. 

The Indian army said, "PLA troops fired a few rounds in the air" and "despite the grave provocation, own troops exercised great restraint and behaved in a mature and responsible manner".

Some conversation between Indian & Chinese side happening via hotline in the aftermath of the incident.

The developments come days before India's external affairs minister S Jaishankar is expected to meet Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation FMs meet in Moscow.

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