Indian Army unfurled the Tricolour in the Galwan valley, Ladakh on the occasion of New Year, sources in the security establishment said. The move comes amid reports in a section of media that claimed that Chinese soldiers had displayed their flag in the region a few days ago.
The images were shared three days after the Chinese state media put up a video on social media, showing PLA soldiers unfurling their flag allegedly in the valley.
The Indian Army shared the photos in order to discredit propaganda run by China which sought to falsely potray that Beijing claims Galwan valley as its own territory.
The photographs were also posted by Union Law and Justice minister Kiren Rijiju on Twitter with the caption “brave Indian Army soldiers in Galwan Valley on the occasion of #NewYear2022.”The photographs were also posted by Union Law and Justice minister Kiren Rijiju on Twitter with the caption “brave Indian Army soldiers in Galwan Valley on the occasion of #NewYear2022.”
The Indian and Chinese troops exchanged sweets and greetings at 10 border points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) including in eastern Ladakh and North Sikkim on January 1, which was seen as a warm gesture in the midst of the lingering row in eastern Ladakh. However, China’s state media played up the Chinese PLA’s hoisting of the country’s national flag appeared to be on its side of an area near the Galwan Valley.
(With inputs from agencies)