Bengaluru: With tensions with China in the wake of Galwan clashes, the demand for China-made Rakhis has dipped, reports Hindustan Times. 

It is also reported that India does not want to contribute to the economy of China. 

The website quoted Aanchal, a customer from Himachal Pradesh, as saying, “We always used to get Chinese rakhis. This year I am buying India-made rakhi."


"Why should we boost the economy of a country that is a threat to us? I would not tie a rakhi to my brothers which are made in China, the country that attacks our soldier brothers.” 

“Customers are refusing to buy Chinese rakhis. Their first question is whether the rakhi is Chinese or not," Mahesh Kumar, a shopkeeper said, as quoted by the website.

"Local handmade rakhis are selling. This would also affect the Chinese market, and benefit the locals," he added. 

A note on the incident:

It all began when Indian soldiers dismantled a Chinese tent at Patrol Point 14, which is close to the mouth of the Galwan river. It has been reported that the tent had been dismantled following a meeting between Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, who commands the Leh-based XIV Corps, and Major-General Lin Liu, the head of the Xinjiang military district

But just within two days, it should be noted that the PLA set up a fresh tent at Patrol Point 14. This was in clear violation of the agreement.

So, the tent was burned down. Col Santosh Babu also laid down his life. His father, proud of his son’s martyrdom added that it is a privilege to die for the country.

India has always maintained that all its activities are well within its borders:

"Given its responsible approach to border management, India is very clear that all its activities are always within the Indian side of the LAC. We expect the same of the Chinese side," MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.