Indian Army Hoists National Flag in Galwan Valley on New Year, Busts China’s Plan
Pictures of a group of Indian Army soldiers hoisting the nation flag in the Galwan Valley has emerged three days after China released a propaganda video.
On January 1, Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece, Global Times, released a video showcasing Chinese soldiers hoisting their National Flag on Galwan Valley of Ladakh.
On Tuesday, photos of Indian Army hoisting the tricolor was shared by Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on Twitter. These photos are perceived as a powerful counter to the video shared by China.
In the video, China has tried to spread misinformation that it holds complete control of the Galwan Valley.
The caption on the post reads, “In the Galwan Valley near the border with #India, under the characters “Never yield an inch of land,” PLA soldiers send new year greetings to Chinese people on January 1, 2022.”
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) January 4, 2022
In the photos the flag flying next to the Indian flag is that of the Dogra regiment which is deployed there.
The two countries have been on constant dispute regarding the Line of Actual Control and it exacerbated when 21 Indian Army soldiers including a Commanding Officer were martyred by the Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley on June 15, 2020.
The clash was then followed by multiple attempts of provocation by the Chinese side at the end of August 2020.
Since then, several military commander-level meetings between the two sides have taken place to resolve the crisis.