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WW3 fears as India fighter jets scrambled

After China moved bulldozers into the disputed Galwan Valley, India has scrambled fighter jets sparking fears of WW3 between the two nuclear-armed countries

In scenes reminiscent of a medieval battle at least 500 soldiers from both China and India clashed using spiked clubs leaving at least 20 Indian soldiers dead.

Each has blamed the other for this latest episode of violence, and it has become clear that both sides are showing no signs of backing down.

The ongoing dispute has been going on for decades and is the result of ownership of the disputed area an area situated high in the Himalayas

The world we are told is waiting with bated breath to see if talks can be instigated to avoid any further escalation of what is already an extremely dangerous position

As we await the outcome, Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria acting as the Indian air force commander confirmed that yes indeed his warplanes were fully armed and were flying "combat air patrols" and will continue to do so as they wait for China to make their next move

Just why China has moved bulldozers into the region has now become clear after recent satellite photos reveal that China is attempting to divert the course of the river Galwan, a river which separates the two countries.

Other satellite pictures also appear to confirm that the bulldozers are operating less than a mile away from where the recent violence happened, on the Chinese side of the border

The last time an incident between the two sides turned fatal was back in 1975 and after that incident both sides agreed that no arms should ever be taken into the region, a pact that now seems to have broken down

We here at Worldwide Breaking News will continue to update as news comes in. However, it has now become clear that tensions sparking fears of a WW3 will continue, as China still maintains that the whole Galwan Valley is situated on their side of the border, thus proofing ownership

Steve Simmonds

Credits and sources: The Sun, Cover picture many thanks to Simon Fitall on Unsplash


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