Tensions between India and China, though mostly latent, are common knowledge. After all, both countries harbour grand dreams of becoming the next 'superpower'. There are plenty of unresolved issues, both small and big, between the two neighbours who went to war in 1962. Given the context, a controversial tweet popping up on our Twitter timelines is bound to catch attention.
A tweet by the International Spectator (@spectatorindex), a state run Chinese TV channel, claimed that China could send its motorised troops to India's capital New Delhi in 48 hours and its paratroopers in 10 hours if war were to break out.
The account tweeted:
"CHINA: State TV says it would take country's motorised troops 48 hours and its paratroops 10 hours to reach India's capital if war broke out"
CHINA: State TV says it would take country's motorised troops 48 hours and its paratroops 10 hours to reach India's capital if war broke out— The Int'l Spectator (@spectatorindex) January 14, 2017
The tweet soon caught the attention of the Great Indian Troll Army who immediately took to the battlefield, posting hilarious though mostly light-hearted tweets.
The biggest obstacle that the invading Chinese troops would face? Traffic, of course.
Rao Tula Ram Flyover dekha hai? Aur Outer Ring Road? Hahaha. 48 hours, in your dreams. https://t.co/AZVqA5AXEK— Raheel Khursheed (@Raheelk) January 15, 2017
Dear China, Delhi is well protected by Somnath Bharti's dogs, Kejriwal's tweets and Ashutosh's English. Think twice before taking any step.— Arnab Ray (@greatbong) January 15, 2017
Crucially, depends on fog situation in Delhi https://t.co/XB0Ds3WzFT— Mihir Sharma (@mihirssharma) January 15, 2017
@spectatorindex Hope China has not used "Made In China" parts to motorise their troops because it wil surely fail them in Himalayas. 😀— Kiran Patil (@kiranppat) January 15, 2017
@spectatorindex Imagination running wild!— Lt Gen H S Panag(R) (@rwac48) January 15, 2017
Chinese are so inefficient? Indian troops can reach Beijing in under 6 hrs. Problem in both cases is what happens to them once they reach https://t.co/PxkrUnZCsa— sushant sareen (@sushantsareen) January 15, 2017
Any Army crazy enough to cross himalayas will be a crazy army, Impossible to re-supply 100% of soldiers will be massacrd @spectatorindex— Varāhamihira (@MynameisGaurav) January 15, 2017
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