China sent martial artists, mountain climbers to India border before face-off: State media
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Jammu, June 28 -- China reinforced its troops near the Indian border with mountain climbers and martial arts fighters shortly before a deadly clash this month, Chinese state media reported.
Tensions are common between the two nuclear-armed neighbours in the mountainous border terrain, but this month's fighting was the deadliest encounter between India and China in over 50 years.
Five new militia divisions including former members of a Mount Everest Olympic torch relay team and fighters from a mixed martial arts club presented themselves for inspection at Lhasa on June 15, official military newspaper China National Defense News reported.
State broadcaster CCTV showed footage of hundreds of new troops lining up in the Tibetan capital.
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