The fight broke out at Naku La, in a remote region of the Himalayas, after Chinese forces tried to send a patrol on to Indian territory and were forced back, according to Indian military officials.
IS WAR COMING IN ASIA?
Indian and Chinese soldiers brawl on Himalayan border with casualties on both sides, six months after hand-to-hand combat left more than 20 dead
The photo of the tanks was first shared on Chinese social media site Weibo by a 'military blogger' and the story has since been picked up by pro-Beijing news sites which boast of the prowess of their Type-15 tanks. It shows armored vehicles lined up against each other close to a dirt road along the 2,000-mile border where last year grisly hand-to-hand combat left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. Since June's clash, the first deadly fighting in 45 years, India and China have heavily fortified their positions on either side of India's Ladakh region. On Monday, the Times of India reported that the Chinese had moved around 10,000 troops held in reserve up to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) - the line drawn by the foes after the 1962 Sino-Indian War.