Military battles can be tough, so it’s not surprising that rather than engaging in one Indian and Chinese troops exchanged beer and snacks before going their separate ways.
Military battles can be tough, so it’s not surprising that rather than engaging in one, Indian and Chinese troops exchanged beer and snacks before going their separate ways.
Specifically, it was Budweiser and rasgullas, a traditional Indian sweet.
The conflict almost happened when a Chinese patrol ended up in an area India alleges to have claimed.
They had crossed into the mountainous region in two vehicles and were spotted by an Indian troop consisting of 9 men and a lieutenant.
A conversation between the two units revealed that both believed their countries to be the rightful owners of the land.
Each asked the other to vacate the territory and a standoff began.
Eventually both sides backed off rather than escalating the incident.
As a sign of good will, they exchanged food and beverages.
Territory disagreements happen often along the border between India and China, as both sides have different perceptions about who has jurisdiction over what.
Many times the border encounters aren’t at all amicable and result in violence.
At this time, ground incidents are handled by the governments on case-by-case basis.