Has China used microwave weapons on Indian troopers? – Asia Occasions
In the face of a crack team of Tibetan mountaineers banned from shooting under an old deal, the Chinese armed forces allegedly turned to their secret – albeit, some would say unethical – weapon in their Himalayan standoff.
According to international study expert Jin Canrong, Chinese troops used a “microwave weapon” to force Indian soldiers to retreat by making them violently ill, The Times of London reported.
The electromagnetic weapon, which cooks the human tissue of enemy troops, “turned the mountain tops into a microwave oven” and made Indian soldiers vomit, Canrong told his students in Beijing.
The gun heats water molecules in the same way as the kitchen utensil, aims at water under the skin, and causes increasing pain to the target from up to 1 km away, The Times reported.
The guns are not intended to cause permanent harm, but concerns have been raised as to whether they could damage the eyes or cause cancer.
Jin even went so far as to applaud the Chinese armed forces for the “nice” execution of the scheme to dispose of Indian troops without violating a Controversial Line of Effective Control (LAC) prohibition of shooting.
There was no indication that Jin discussed the ethical implications of using such a weapon.
According to The Times, the guns were said to have been used in late August, weeks after a fatal stone and club brawl that killed at least 20 Indian soldiers and brought the two nuclear-armed powers closer to war.
Jin told his students that within 15 minutes of the weapons being deployed, “those who occupied the hills began to vomit.
“They couldn’t get up and fled. That’s how we reclaimed the ground, ”he explained.
China’s armed forces decided to use the guns because the altitude was too high to fight a team of Tibetan climber specialists, Jin said.
While the US has also developed microwave-style weapons, China’s alleged use may be the first against enemy forces around the world.
The sensation has also been described in a medical journal as equivalent to touching a hot lightbulb.
America’s equivalent “heat ray,” the Active Denial System, was unveiled and dispatched to Afghanistan in 2007, but never appears to be used against enemy forces.
The Pentagon hailed it as “the first non-lethal counter-personnel system with directed energy and an extended range greater than current non-lethal weapons”.
Fears of a political backlash were believed to have contributed to his withdrawal from Afghanistan, despite the US government saying it had complied with international law.
News of the gun’s alleged use in the Himalayas comes as China and India discuss ways to ease tension on the rugged mountain border.
Nuclear-armed neighbors have deployed tens of thousands of troops, tanks and planes since tensions erupted in the deadly clash in June.
The two sides are now discussing a staggered move away from the border area, where temperatures have dropped to -18 ° C, Indian officials said.
Jin said the microwave weapon was used after India used Tibetan soldiers known to be proficient in mountainous terrain to capture the two hills on August 29 this year.
He said that after the move, local Chinese military commanders were under “great pressure” to recapture the ground.
“The Central Military Commission was pretty angry. “How can you be so careless that India takes the hills?”
“So it ordered the ground to be withdrawn, but it also requested that not a single shot be fired.”
He said the weapon was also used because the slopes were at an altitude of 5,600 meters and Chinese soldiers are not well suited to fighting at such high altitude.
The Asia Times reached out to India’s State Department to comment on the alleged microwave incident, and one spokesman simply said, “These reports are not true … they are completely unfounded.”
(Sources: The Daily Mail, London Times, The Sun)
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