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India sends fighter jets to Chinese border as tensions mount

by LLB Reporter
14th May 20 10:21 am

India have deployed fighter jets to the Chinese border as tensions are soaring, and military helicopters were flying inside India’s airspace.

The contested border, which is 2,500 miles long, and is known as the Line of Actual Control (LAC) has been the attention of conflict since 1962.

The LAC runs through the disputed Kashmir region and other disputed regions.

According to the Indian ANI news outlet, “The Chinese military helicopters were flying very close to the Line of Actual Control.

“After their movement was picked up, the Indian Air Force fighter jets flew patrols in the area.”

Over the weekend skirmishes broke out between the two countries with Indian troops suffering “mild injuries,” on Saturday, forcing fighter jets to fly to the Chinese border.

In a statement the Indian defence ministry said, “Aggressive behaviour by the two sides resulted in minor injuries to troops.

“The two sides disengaged after dialogue and interaction at the local level.”

It was reported that 150 military personnel were involved in the skirmish in the state of Sikkim, with seven Chinese soldiers and four Indian soldiers injured.

The Chinese foreign ministry declined to acknowledge the incident, but insisted they are maintaining close communications and coordination over existing channels.

Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said, “Chinese border troops have consistently upheld the peace and tranquillity in its border areas.”

Tensions are also mounting between the US and China, as a classified Chinese intelligence report warns that China and the US could face a Tiananmen Square global backlash over Covid-19, which could lead to an “armed confrontation.”

The classified report warns that Beijing could erupt due to the rising hostility they are facing from global leaders over the pandemic, sources have said.

The classified report was presented by the Ministry of State Security to top leaders in Beijing, including President Xi Jingping.

The Chinese Navy have sent their aircraft carrier fully laden with fighter jets into the controversial South China Sea (SCS) in the area of Miyako Strait.

This is raising tensions with the US which could escalate as the US Pacific Fleet stationed in Okinawa could respond with action.

Australia have been warned by China to stop investigating Beijing and Wuhan over the outbreak of coronavirus, after publishing a damning 15-page dossier.

Beijing have accused Australia of copying the US in a conducting research independently from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

A damning intelligence report compiled by the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, the equivalent of Britain’s MI6 has condemned China over their secrecy.

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