New Delhi: In the wake of the violent face-off between India and China in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, Taiwan News, a Taiwan based English news portal has published an illustration showing the revered Lord Rama battling a Chinese dragon. Also Read - 'Words Can't Describe Pain I Feel': Rahul Gandhi Pays Tribute to Ladakh Martyrs
Calling the illustration “photo of the day” on its website, Taiwan News captioned it as, “India’s Rama poised to slay China’s dragon over Ladakh border dispute”.
Notably, the image was picked up by Taiwan News after the illustration had gone viral on Hong Kong social media platform LIHKG.
A report in the Taiwan News website says: ”As nationalism on both sides of the border reached a fever pitch that day, an illustration showing Rama, the seventh avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, drawing a bow and preparing to shoot a huge arrow into a Chinese dragon beside the words “We Conquer. We kill ” was posted on the Hong Kong social media site LIHKG”.
The report further mentions that the poster was first shared by Hong Kong Twitter user HoSaiLei. Here is the picture:
The photo has now captured the attention of Indians, who are currently mourning the loss of 20 brave hearts martyred in the violent clash.
Many thanked HoSaiLei and Taiwan News for sharing the illustration and expressed their support to the people of Taiwan and Hong Kong. Using the picture, netizens saluted the Indian armed forces and stood in solidarity with the two countries, who have an equally troubled relationship with China:
The Hong Kong user responded to gratitude from Indian users and wrote ‘Please know this, we support you!’.