Video shows clashes of Indian, Chinese soldiers in Ladakh on Aug 15

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New Delhi: Five days after a fight between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh, a video of the clash emerged on Saturday.

The video, which has been doing rounds on social media shows soldiers from both countries punching, kicking each other and also hurling stones.

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The clashes emerge at a time when the two neighbours are locked in a standoff in the disputed Doklam sector, close to Sikkim.

According to a Hindustan Times report, the army refused to comment on the video, which has a backdrop of the lake’s vibrant blue waters.

“Currently, we have no confirmation of the authenticity of the video,” the army said.

Former military commanders who served in Jammu and Kashmir confirmed that the visuals were from the Pangong area in Ladakh, the report added.

“It definitely looks like that area but it will be difficult to say when it was shot,” said a top retired officer. Several serving officers shared similar views.

The video shows around 50 soldiers were involved in the scuffle.

However, China on Wednesday said that it was not aware of the reports of PLA soldiers entering Indian territory along the banks of the Pangong lake in Ladakh and said it is committed to peace and tranquillity along the border.