India has decided to boycott the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics 2022 being held in China. After this decision, no Indian diplomat will attend the opening and closing ceremony. After this decision of the government, Prasar Bharati CEA Shashi Shekhar has announced that the opening and closing ceremony of Winter Olympics will not be telecast in India.
India's Foreign Ministry said, the military commander who was involved in the clash with Indian soldiers in Galwan Valley was chosen by China as the Olympic torchbearer. After this move by China, India decided to boycott the Winter Olympics. The Ministry of External Affairs made it clear that the Deputy Ambassador in charge of India at the Beijing Embassy will not attend the opening or closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
India took the decision to oppose the Winter Olympics because China handed over the Olympic torch to its soldiers who were injured in a clash with Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley. On the intervening night of June 15-16, 2020, in the Galwan Valley of Eastern Ladakh, Chinese soldiers deceitfully attacked unarmed Indian soldiers in which 20 Indian soldiers including a colonel were martyred. Also, more than 40 Chinese soldiers were killed in that incident.
A day after being found positive in the Corona test, India's Winter Olympic team manager Mohammad Abbas came negative in two tests conducted again in the last 24 hours. The entire team of India in Beijing is now corona free. Abbas Wani is a part of the six-member Indian contingent in which the lone player is skier Arif Khan who is from Kashmir. Arif will participate in slalom and giant slalom classes. India's team chief is Harjinder Singh and LC Thakur is the alpine coach, Puran Chand technician and Roop Chand Negi is the team official.