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Saturday, 24 October 2020 2.44 PM IST

China's psychological warfare tactics: Sets up loudspeakers at Finger 4, plays Punjabi songs for Indian troops

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NEW DELHI: At a time when tensions are soaring between the militaries of the two countries, Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops have put up loudspeakers at Finger-4 area and are playing Punjabi numbers for Indian soldiers. With the Indian troops setting up a round-the-clock observation post near Finger-4, Chinese troops have put up loudspeakers at a post which is directly under the surveillance of the Indian Army. The 'loudspeaker' strategy was according to agency report citing sources, the latest drama by the Chinese troops could 'perhaps be to relieve the pressure'. The latest tactic may, however, be viewed on the backdrop of the fact that at least three firing incidents have taken place in the area in the last 20 days.

Three incidents of firing in 20 days

"The first incident happened when the Indian Army preempted the Chinese attempt to occupy heights near Southern Bank of Pangong lake between August 29-31 while the second incident occurred near Mukhpari height on September 7," news agency ANI quoted Indian Army sources as saying.

The third such incident happened on September 8 near the northern bank of Pangong Tso, when troops from the Chinese side were 'very aggressive' and both the sides fired over 100 rounds. the incident took place when External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar was in Moscow to meet his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.

The ongoing standoff between the two militaries began in May when China began amassing troops along the LAC. In June, a violent clash broke out in Galwan, which resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers and severe damage on the Chinese side. While India and China have held several rounds of military-to-military dialogue, as well as diplomatic dialogues, the talks have not yielded any outcome.

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