- Tension persists in area near Paigong lake, forces face to face
- China playing Punjabi songs, that place is not far from Rejang La
- The statue of Laughing Buddha is placed in the Chushul Brigade HQ.
- The bronze bell was returned to the temple in 1995 by the Indian Army
The tense situation between China and India continues. Both the country’s soldiers are standing face to face. Meanwhile, a Chinese action has surprised everyone. China is playing Punjabi songs near Pangong Tso area. Why is he doing this? Another question that repeatedly comes to mind is why Chinese soldiers only play Punjabi songs.
Entry of Sikh soldiers in Ladakh
Where the Indian and Chinese soldiers are face to face, it is not far from Rejang La-Rechin La Riedlein. The Chushul Brigade Headquarters Mess still has many artifacts including a gold statue of Laughing Buddha seized by the Sikh Regiment for over a century. These soldiers were part of the eight-nation mission to end the Boxer Rebellion. Young peasants and workers from all classes were involved in this rebellion. Then the British army was brought between the Sikh and Punjab regiments.
The army moved to Beijing after Boxer fighters threatened foreigners and imprisoned 400 foreigners in Beijing’s Foreign Legion Quarter. The siege lasted for 55 days before 20,000 coalition troops arrived in Beijing and about 80,000 of them were from the British Army, most of them from the Sikh and Punjab regiments. After the victory, an Indian soldier told that the British army killed many civilians and raped women.
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The army had returned the bell
The statue of Laffing Buddha in the army mess at Chushul was one of the items brought back by the Sikh soldiers. 1368-1644 Ming dynasty A bronze bell from the Ming Dynasty, which was looted by one of the 14 British generals. In 1995, the Indian Army returned a temple in Beijing.
An Indian Army commander said that this historical reference could be one of the reasons why the People’s Liberation Army of China focuses so much on Punjabi, or Sikh soldiers. And this is the reason why Chinese soldiers are playing Punjabi songs in a constantly tense area to make them realize that Chinese and Punjabi are one. This Chinese move is an attempt to break Punjabi soldiers.