International Media is neck-deep in communism with its coverage being decidedly anti-India ever since Prime Minister Modi took over the reins of the country. Despite India’s increasing soft power, the international media continue to do the bidding of Pakistan and China in a desperate bid to corner India. The Modi government doesn’t pay two hoots to international media, but the continual manufacturing of fake stories needs to be checked.
Britain based publication, The Guardian appears to have crossed the line, as not only it cleverly presented local Congress leaders as villagers who rue the fact that China has ‘occupied’ Indian territory in Ladakh but also quoted a 60-year-old’s experience as a soldier in the 58-year-old Indo-China war. The soldier who would have been a 2 year old during the 1962 war was used to further the propaganda that China has intruded into Indian territory.
The Guardian in its article titled, “Our pastures have been taken’: Indians rue China’s Himalayan land grab” propagated the propaganda of the Chinese Communist Party and the Indian National Congress.
The Guardian quoted a certain Namgyal Durbuk who the publication claims “knows the steep mountainous terrain of Ladakh like the back of his hand.” Durbuk was quoted as saying, “The Indian government is lying that there is no land capture by China. Our vast green pastures, where local herders used take their cattle, have been taken over. A number of locals have been forced by this situation to sell their cattle and move towards urban settlements for their livelihood.”
He further added, “The villagers are scared by the presence of the Chinese forces. They are so close they can even see their lights in the night for the first time.”
No where in the article, has The Guardian mentioned that Dubruk is a Congress worker as it clearly intended to hoodwink its readers. Astonishingly, the publication even allowed Dubruk to resort to fear-mongering as he claimed that at this rate, India will end up losing entire Ladakh to China in 20 years.
Even if the grossly incompetent Nehru had been the PM currently, India still would never lose Ladakh, thanks to the valour of our armed forces. Previous attempts by the UPA to ‘gift’ the Siachen glacier to Pakistan were stonewalled by the Indian Army.
For The Guardian, repeated assertions by Prime Minister Modi and the Indian Army that there was no Chinese intrusion accounted for nothing as it didn’t sit well with their propaganda.
The Guardian saved the best for the last, as they interviewed a certain 60-year-old Tashi Chhepal which the publication claimed as a retired Indian army captain who fought the war in 1962.
Chhepal was quoted as saying, “There were no roads at that time and we would trek for three weeks on horses from Pratappur Nubra north-east to Chumgtas. On the way, we would rest in the Galwan Valley,”
Chhepal seems to have broken the record of the youngest soldier in the history of human civilisation, as he fought the 1962 war with China at the tender age of 2. After being severely panned, The Guardian quietly deleted the claim that Chhepal fought the 1962 war.
It is clear that facts are a luxury that The Guardian clearly cannot afford. The article makes laughable claims without an iota of evidence on how the Chinese have intruded on Indian land as they fabricated an imaginary LAC. The publication also claimed that the PLA is building a helipad around Finger Four at Pangong Tso of course, without any proof.
This @Guardian report says this ‘exclusive’ image is from ‘close to ridge known as Finger 4’ & has been built in the ‘last few weeks’.
1) Nearest candidate is >10 km from Finger 4 & possibly even beyond Sirijap/F7.
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) July 3, 2020
It will not be surprising if it turns out that the Chinese Communist Party or the Indian National Congress sponsored the publication to do its hit job on India.