Indian Soldier from Tibet Dies in A New Clash with China
A Tibetan-origins Indian Commander of Military Unit died in the confrontation with Communist China's army at the Indo-Tibetan border, the India's Ministry Defense informed.
The clashes took place on the southern bank of Pangong Tso Lake on the Saturday night last week but the Ministry published information on Thursday. A Tibetan Military Unit Commander of the Special Frontier Force’s Vikas battalion has died and a soldier from the same unit, also a Tibetan, sustained injuries.
After the incident Indian army deployed more special forces consisting of mostly Tibetan commandoes, who are familar with the difficult terrain of Himalayas.
The August clash of both armies follows the similar incident in July in which Chinese Army killed 20 Indian troops.
India regrouped its army to the eastern part of border with Communist China hoping to put an end to the arm confrontations but the clashes have continued to erupt.
The movement of troops to the eastern district of Anjaw, in Arunachal Pradesh state, which Communist China also claims, raises the prospect of a wider face-off though both government and military officials in India ruled out any imminent confrontation.
“The military presence has surely increased, but as far as incursions are concerned, there are no verified reports as such,” said Ayushi Sudan, Anjaw’s chief civil servant, adding that several Indian army battalions were stationed there.
“There has been an increase in troop deployment since the Galwan incident, and even prior to that we’d started,” she told referring to the June clash in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.
Arunachal Pradesh, which China calls South Tibet, was at the center of a full-scale border war between India and China in 1962, and security analysts have warned that it could become a flash-point again.