CHINA has sent a terrifying new warning to India on Twitter as tensions between the two countries escalate and intensify fears of World War 3 following a brutal battle in the Galwan Valley.
By Paul Withers
China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying wrote on Twitter that India’s front-line troops had “broke the consensus and cross the Line of Actual Control”.
She accused those soldiers of “deliberately provoking and attacking Chinese officers and soldiers, thus triggering fierce physical conflicts and causing casualties”.
Hua Chunying warned India not to “misjudge the current situation or underestimate China’s firm will to safeguard its territorial sovereignty”.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman tweeted: “Indian front-line troops broke the consensus and crossed the Line of Actual Control, deliberately provoking and attacking Chinese officers and soldiers, thus triggering fierce physical conflicts and causing casualties.
“India must not misjudge the current situation or underestimate China’s firm will to safeguard its territorial sovereignty.”
This new warning comes as the feuding countries continue to blame each other after soldiers from both sides brutally fought each other with nail-studded clubs and stones at a border in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh on the western Himalayas.
The savage conflict has seen at least 20 Indian troops killed, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the intensifying conflict on national television and insisting: “We never provoke anyone.”
But he warned: “There should be no doubt that India wants peace, but if provoked, India will provide an appropriate response.”
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said he was unaware of any Chinese casualties, but Indian media quoted officials as saying at least 45 people were dead or injured on the Chinese side.
Indian officials have claimed soldiers were battered with clubs studded with nails and stones during a brutal fight that erupted in the Galwan Valley in the mountains where India’s Ladakh region borders the Aksai Chin region captured by China during the 1962 war.
China and India have faced-off at this border for several decades, but the violence on Monday was the bloodiest since 1967.
India is fighting back, with the Times of India writing in an editorial: “Gloves are off, with the Galwan Valley clash, China pushed too hard. “India must push back.”
“Beijing can’t kill our soldiers at the border and expect to benefit from our huge market,” it continued, advocating sanctions against Chinese imports.
Rahul Gandhi, leader of the opposition Congress party, issued a furious warning to China following the death of India’s soldiers.
He tweeted: “Enough is enough, We need to know what happened.
“How dare China kill our soldiers, how dare they take our land.”
Troops from the two countries have faced-off since the start of May at a handful of locations across the disputed border.
India has accused China of trespassing into its side of the Line of Actual Control – the de facto border.
But China has furious refuted this allegation, and has warned India not to build roads in the area, claiming these enter its territory.
Source : https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1297560/china-news-china-india-war-world-war-3-Galwan-Valley