New Delhi (AFP) 02/09/2022 10:55
In India .. an avalanche causes deaths Seven soldiers
- Soldiers were killed while patrolling a remote border area disputed with China
- Soldiers got stuck in the snow at an altitude of 4,400 metres.
Army rescue teams pulled out Indian The bodies of seven soldiers were buried in an avalanche while they were on patrol in a remote border area disputed with China, according to what New Delhi announced. The disaster preceded Sunday.
The army has not found any survivors during two days of searches, which took place in bad weather, and Beijing claims most of the area of the state it calls “southern Tibet”. The deaths of the seven soldiers are confirmed.” China and India have often contested sovereignty over their vast border, and even fought a brief war in Arunachal Pradesh in 1962.
Beijing claims most of the area of the state, which it calls “southern Tibet”, while tension escalated in 2020 after a bloody clash of hands, stones and iron bars between the soldiers of the two Asian countries in the Ladakh region (northern India).
Since then, several rounds of talks failed to reduce the escalation, and the two sides reinforced the area with military equipment and thousands of additional soldiers.