Indian soldiers were seen hitting the windows, smashing a Chinese Dongfeng – a military vehicle which is the mainstay of the Chinese forces.
The video had gone viral when tensions between India and China were high at the border. In fact, the Indian army had confirmed in May that the video has no link with the India-China border standoff.
#Gravitas | A Chinese netizen had to apologize after claiming that sub-standard vehicles led to the death of soldiers during clash with Indian troops. PLA says the netizen was spreading rumours. But the story triggered a wave of fresh claims on Chinese internet. @palkisu has more pic.twitter.com/kUHeHF9z6J
— WION (@WIONews) August 10, 2020
Netizens in China have been claiming that the Humvees used by the Chinese military are “hollow”. There is speculation that the Chinese Dongfeng failed to protect the lives of Chinese soldiers in Galwan. Beijing still hasn’t disclosed the number of its soldiers killed in Ladakh during the clash on June 15.
Reports in China say that the country’s top manufacturer of military vehicles may have cheated the government. It is a very serious allegation for any country, especially for China.
The report was published on the website of the Chinese military. It says that a Netizen in China, a man named Zhou had to apologise. Apologise for what? Spreading rumours, said the website.