India, June 28 -- China earlier this month had deployed martial art trainers and members of a mountain club in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), which borders India, state media reports said Sunday.

No specific reason was given in the state media reports about the new deployment but it was done during the ongoing border tension with India, which began in early May, and escalated into a deadly brawl earlier this month.

Incidentally, bilateral agreements between India and China prevent the use of guns along the line of actual control (LAC).

On the night of June 15 - the day the new troops presented themselves in Lhasa, the capital of TAR - at least 20 Indian army soldiers were killed in a clash with PLA troops in eastern Ladakh's Galwan...