Tensions have been high between India and China, right from March-April of this year, when there were transgressions by the Chinese troops into Indian territory, along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Ladakh region of the Indo-China border! Things escalated when the armed forces of the two Asian nations got involved in skirmishes leading to casualties on both sides. There have been a number of talks at various levels between the two nations but there seems to be no improvement in the on-ground situation. Now, we hear that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China is resorting to psychological warfare and working on distracting the Indian troops!

News reports state that the Chinese troops are playing Punjabi songs on loudspeakers at a post in the Finger 4 area, which is being constantly monitored by the Indian Army. Some reports also state that the Chinese are also issuing warnings to the Indian soldiers in Hindi, over the same loudspeakers. The post where the loudspeakers have been installed by the PLA are being monitored by the Indian soldiers round the clock and an Indian officer states that this move by the Chinese could be an attempt to psychologically distract the Indian soldiers but reassured that these techniques would not work as our soldiers are battle-hardened and will remain strong! There are also some reports that this move by the Chinese troops could be a means of dissipating the prevalent tension in that region!

After a gap of over 40 years, shots have been fired by the troops for the first time along the Indo-China border. Reports state that over a 100 shots have been fired over three different incidents. However, these shots have all been fired in the air as warning shots. The first firing happened near the Southern bank of the Pangong Tso lake, between August 29-31! The second incident happened near Mukhpari height on September 7th, as reported by the news agency ANI. The third incident is said to have happened on September 8th near the Northern bank of the Pangong Tso lake, as the Chinese troops expressed aggressive behaviour. This third incident happened even as the foreign ministers of India and China met in Moscow, at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation! Stay tuned for updates...