Indian soldiers were battered with clubs wrapped in barbed wire and pushed off a cliff during fierce fighting with Chinese troops

Indian soldiers were battered with clubs wrapped in barbed wire and pushed off a cliff during fierce fighting with Chinese troops, it emerged yesterday, as the two powers blamed each other for the deadly clash.

The nuclear-armed neighbours issued threats of retaliation to further violence, after high-level talks failed to defuse tensions caused the battle in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, in which at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed.

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“People often assume that these horrific scenes are normal for most Chinese people to see, but it’s just not true.

“I was so upset to see the puppies under the sizzling hot summer sun, but I was happy that we were able to save them from the butcher’s club.”