India and China share a long, mountainous border with very difficult terrain which makes it difficult to manage and monitor. Chinese claims that huge parts of territory under Indian control including Laddakh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan belong to them. They already occupy part of Laddakh after a war and illegal territory transfer by Pakistan.Apart from that, they’ve been sending their patrols deep inside Indian and Bhutanese territory to create border posts, roads and demolish Indian posts since decades. If India was a weaker nation like it was in 50s and early 60s, they’d have occupied all these territories and perhaps more by force. But for now, they do this type of drama in border areas.
In this video, you can see a senior Chinese officer dressed in a brown coat throwing a hysterical fit upon finding a patrol of Indo Tibetan Border Police (a Central Armed Police Force meant for security in the region. in a part of Indian territory Chinese claim to be their own.According to what can be made inferred from video, a Chinese patrol first tried to ram ITBP vehicle (white Mahindra) with their own green Hummer knockoff.
After that, they surrounded the small Indian patrol and tried to browbeat them in to submission by screaming at them. Just look at the attitude and tone of Chinese PLA officer and his interpreter. This video is presumably from last year.They tried a similar stunt earlier this year and a young Indian army lieutenant punched a PLA major in the face. https://www.defencenews.in/article/Indian-Army-Lieutenant-who-punched-Chinese-Major-on-the-Face-at-Sikkim-Clash-830580
This is not the first time they’ve done it and it certainly wouldn’t be the last.But it is quite revealing to see the Chinese mentality of entitlement, bullying and throwing tantrums when things don’t go their way. All professional armies around the world have certain ethics, gravitas and mutual respect for soldiers of other countries, even if they are opponents. Seems like that Chinese lack these basic ethics.