India not to attend opening or closing ceremony of Beijing Winter Olympics

New Delhi: India will not attend either the opening or the closing ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics. It was announced by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)  following the reports of China making a Chinese Army officer who was injured in the Galwan Valley clash with India the torch bearer in the in the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Regrettable that China has chosen to politicise the Olympics. The Indian envoy will not attend the opening or closing ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics: MEA on reports of China making Galwan soldier torchbearer, ANI said in a tweet.

It is to be noted that at least 20 Indian Army men, including an officer, were killed during a violent face-off in 2020 with China’s People’s Liberation Army troops at Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh region.

Also read: Indian Army Hoists National Flag in Galwan Valley on New Year, Busts China’s Plan

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