- The facial feature of the bearded man is different from that of a Chinese
- China might be taking help from Pakistan in dealing with Indian mountain warfare forces who are more experienced compared to the PLA
- One OSINT analyst claimed that the bearded man can be SSG commando
In the 52 second long video, a bearded man enters the frame from the right at 0:05. His facial feature is anything but Chinese. The man is also comparatively taller and well-built compared to the other Chinese soldiers.
In June, a Chinese military expert praised India for its expertise in mountain warfare saying its battle-hardened troops are the most competent mountain unites trained for high-altitude warfare.
‘India has the largest, most experienced mountain army in the world’
“At present, the world’s largest and experienced country with plateau and mountain troops is not the US, Russia, nor any European powerhouse, but India,” Huang Guozhi, senior editor of Modern Weaponry magazine wrote.
It might be possible that the PLA has sought Pakistan’s help in dealing with India’s highly skilled and specialised mountain force.
— Shen Shiwei沈诗伟 (@shen_shiwei) October 3, 2020
India’s presence at Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world, is a testimony to the hardiness of the Indian Army. One OSINT analyst said that the bearded man can be an SSG commando.
CGTN news producer Shen Shiwei, who shared the video, also said that it is possible that some of these PLA soldiers were standing at Galwan Valley.
Source: Defence View