New Delhi: At a time when tension along the India-China border is running high at Galwan Valley in Ladakh, China has announced that it is moving 20 martial arts trainers to the Tibetan plateau to train its troops. This comes at a time when 20 Indian Army personnel were martyred during the violent clash with Chinese PLA in Ladakh this month.
Under an arrangement signed by the both countries in 1996, neither sides are allowed to carry loaded weapons or explosives while patrolling the India-China border.
The news of the martial artists being deployed in Galwan Valley was first reported by Chinese news media on June 20.
According to state run Chinese media CCTV, 20 martial arts experts from Enbo Fight Club in Lhasa were being taken to Galwan Valley to train troops deployed at the international border with India.
In recent days, China has blamed the responsibility for the violent standoff at Galwan Valley on India. The area with a vey harsh and cold climate lies very close to Aksai Chin, a disputed area claimed by China as its own.