On August 15, a fight between Indian soldiers and Chinese soldiers took place in Doklam area west of the Tibet on the Chinese-Indian border, according to Indian sources.
“Indian border guards today foiled an attempt by Chinese soldiers to enter Indian territory along the banks of famous Pangong lake in Ladakh resulting in stone pelting that caused minor injuries to people on both sides,” an official source in New Delhi said.
No firearms were used in the fight. Indian soldiers formed a human chain and blocked the path of the Chinese soldiers than a fight with sticks and stones only took place, according to Indian sources.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that she had no information about the accident when it was asked about it. Chunying said that the Chinese border troops conduct regular patrols in Doklam area.
Chunying stressed that India should respect the border line:
“We urge the Indian side to scrupulously abide by relevant agreements, protocols and rules between the two countries and earnestly respect the 1959 line of control and earnestly protect the peace and stability of the border region.”
The tension between India and China in Doklam area continue for the second month.
“The PLA will not seek to fight a ground war with Indian troops early on. Instead it will deploy aircraft and strategic missiles to paralyses Indian mountain divisions stationed in the Himalayas on the border with China,” a Chinese source told the South China Morning Post newspaper.
India on the other hand deployed more troops to Doklam area on August 11.
“The troop level along the border with China in the Sikkim and Arunachal sectors has been increased,” an Indian official said back then.
In 1962 China went to war with India and took over the Aksai Chin area on the borders, a similar scenario is unexpected this time as the two countries become nuclear power.