India has dismissed claims by a Chinese professor stating that China was using microwave weapons to defeat Indian forces in an alleged border clash in the Ladakh region, ANI reported.
According to Indian officials, China is seeding ”fake news” about using microwave weapons, referring to a Beijing-based professor’s assertion that Chinese forces ”turned the mountain tops into a microwave oven” during a recent clash with India that allowed Beijing to recapture two key hilltops in the disputed border region, reported Washington Examiner.
“It’s pure and poor psyops from China,” said an Indian official.
The Indian Army issued a denial on Tuesday and noted that they remain in control of the high ground.
“The claims cited by these media reports are fake,” a graphic tweeted by the Indian Army says. “No such incident has taken place in Ladakh.”
According to report, the Beijing-based professor claimed that Chinese forces used the weapons in order to fight while honouring a decades-old agreement that the two nuclear-armed neighbours would not use firearms in the border disputes.
“In 15 minutes, those occupying the hilltops all began to vomit…. They couldn’t stand up, so they fled. This was how we retook the ground,” said Renmin University professor of international relations Jin Canrong, as per a UK newspaper.
The professor claimed that the attack took place on 29 August, but the Indian official said that never happened.
“If they got us out of the heights, why is China still asking India to withdraw from these heights?” the source replied. “Our soldiers and tanks/equipment still there, and we have not moved down from heights.”