China ‘used secret microwave pulse weapon to cook Indian soldiers alive’ and force them into retreat in Himalayan border battle
- Electromagnetic weapons were allegedly used on disputed Himalayan border
- They cleared out Indian troops without violating ban on gunfire, a professor said
- It came weeks after soldiers fought with rocks and clubs in a deadly brawl
Chinese troops used ‘microwave’ weapons to force Indian soldiers to retreat by making them violently sick during a Himalayan stand-off, a professor has claimed.
The electromagnetic weapons which cook the human tissue of enemy troops ‘turned the mountain tops into a microwave oven’ and made the Indian soldiers vomit, international studies expert Jin Canrong told his students in Beijing.
The microwave weapons heat water molecules in the same way as the kitchen appliance, targeting water under the skin and causing increasing amounts of pain to the target from ranges of up to 0.6 miles away.
Jin hailed the Chinese forces for ‘beautifully’ executing the move which cleared out Indian troops without violating a ban on gunfire along the disputed border.
It is the first known use of microwave weapons on a battlefield.
According to The Times, the weapons were said to have been deployed in late August, weeks after a deadly brawl involving rocks and clubs which killed at least 20 Indian soldiers and brought the two nuclear-armed powers closer to war than they have been in 53 years on one of the world’s highest-altitude battlefields.
China’s so-called Poly WB-1, a type of ‘microwave’ weapon, which was first put on display at an air show in 2014
The US equivalent, the Active Denial System, was once deployed to Afghanistan but was withdrawn apparently without ever being used against human targets
The tools are known as ‘microwave’ weapons because they have a similar effect to the type of oven, although technically the radiation is in the form of millimetre waves rather than microwaves.