Wars & Rumours of Wars

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  1. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Twenty Indian soldiers are killed and 43 Chinese troops are injured or dead after brutal hand-to-hand fighting with stones and batons broke out at border point in Kashmir

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    The Indian army said in a statement on Tuesday that a 'violent faceoff' took place in Galwan valley in the Ladakh region on Monday night 'with casualties on both sides.' Troops from the two countries have been facing off along the disputed frontier for more than a month. NDTV reported that no shots were fired in the battle, but that soldiers attacked each other with sticks and batons on the Indian side of the border.

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    Medieval fight to the death at the top of the world: Soldiers were impaled with iron rods, thrown off cliffs and left to freeze to death in border brawl between nuclear-armed India and China that killed up to 70 troops

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    India's government was silent today on the fallout from clashes with China's People's Liberation Army that the Indian army said claimed 20 soldiers' lives on Monday night (pictured: a Chinese solider purportedly taken prisoner by Indian forces last month, left; and Chinese soldiers tying up battered Indians, also believed to be last month, as tensions soared). China reported 43 casualties without specifying how many PLA men were killed in the grisly battle fought with sticks, batons and nail-studded bamboo in the Ladakh region. Despite India initially reporting just three deaths, its army yesterday revealed the horrific scale of the violence which left 20 Indians dead, including a colonel. Indian security forces said neither side fired any shots in the clash which was the first deadly confrontation along the 2,175 mile frontier since 1975.

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  3. nivek

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    That was a brutal battle with not even one shot was fired...

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    China Adopts Conciliatory Tone With India After Violent Clash in Himalayas

    China on Wednesday expressed an eagerness to de-escalate tensions with India after the two countries' first deadly clash in decades threatened to lead to further violence and undermine Beijing's ambitions for the region.

    A day after China accused India of "arrogance and recklessness" for its involvement in the incident Monday in the mountainous Galwan Valley region that killed troops on both sides, and for cowing to U.S. influence, officials in China adopted a much more conciliatory tone. The Chinese foreign minister in a phone call urged his Indian counterpart to investigate the incident, punish those involved and "restrain its military forces in the region to prevent any provocative actions," Chinese state media reported Wednesday.

    "China and India are in close communication on resolving the border issues through diplomatic and military channels," according to another Chinese state media post, citing its foreign ministry. A spokesman for the ministry also told reporters Wednesday morning that China does not want to see any more clashes.

    China and India have expressed a commitment to resolving the standoff through diplomacy and to maintain peace in the contested border regions, Zhao Lijian said, according to state media. He added that the two countries have far more common interests than differences as the world's two largest developing countries.

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    Australia's show of force: Navy sends six warships to the Pacific ahead of training operation with the US amid growing tensions with China - as PM says Beijing should not be surprised

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    Australia has launched six warships into the Indo-Pacific for training operations ahead of huge show of force in the region with the US Navy. HMA Ships Canberra, Hobart, Stuart, Anzac, Ballarat and Arunta all left their base in Sydney Harbour on Monday. They will conduct 'task group training' before taking part in a warfare training exercise with the US and other allies known as the Rim of the Pacific in August. Pictured: HMA Ships Stuart leaving on Monday.

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    Chinese state media says twin US aircraft carrier deployment to the South China Sea is 'at their pleasure' and they could destroy them at any moment in chilling threat

    Chinese state media said Saturday the double US aircraft carrier deployment to the South China Sea is 'at their pleasure'.

    In a tweet The Global Times also warned: 'China has a wide selection of anti-aircraft carrier weapons like DF-21D and DF-26 "aircraft carrier killer" #missiles.' Two U.S. aircraft carriers were conducting exercises in the disputed South China Sea on Saturday, the U.S. navy had said, as China also carried out military drills that have been criticized by the Pentagon and neighboring states.

    The state run Global Times said analysts noted and they could destroy the carriers at any moment with missiles in a chilling threat.

    The paper wrote: 'The South China Sea is fully within the grasp of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), and any US aircraft carrier movement in the region is solely at the pleasure of the PLA, which has a wide selection of anti-aircraft carrier weapons like the DF-21D and DF-26 "aircraft carrier killer" missiles.'

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  6. pigfarmer

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    I think the days of aircraft carriers might be waning, and yet we've invested billions in them.
     
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