04:08 GMT14 June 2021
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    Months of border hostilities between India and China have started to be reflected on social media with tech-savvy young people from both sides fighting a war of words on Twitter. The armies of the two Asian rivals have been involved in several skirmishes since April over the contested Ladakh region.

    Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of Global Times, China's state-run media, on Friday posted a video of Chinese soldiers enjoying hot meals in subzero temperatures in Ladakh delivered via drones, and added a caption "some sympathize with the nearby Indian soldiers who can only eat cold canned food and have to endure the severe cold and potential spread of COVID-19".

    The video, which was perhaps aimed at gaining praise for the People's Liberation Army and Chinese government, ended up garnering some strong reactions on Twitter.

    Indian netizens called the video an attempt to "show off" and slammed it saying the border is not a place for a picnic.

    Others took aim at the attempt to mock Indian army and resorted to memes.

    New Delhi and Beijing recently agreed to abide by existing bilateral accords and protocols so as to "maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas".

    The ongoing tensions between India and China since April flared up in late August when both countries accused each other of crossing the loosely demarcated Line of Actual Control and firing gunshots, the first use of firearms in the area for 40 years. 

    Most recently, on 8 September, images allegedly showing dozens of Chinese troops armed with spears, machetes and automatic rifles emerged on Indian media.

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