The two sides engaged this year in a bitter dispute over the border between the two nations of the Ladakh region, following a deadly clash in April that left several dead. The forces have since faced off for a harsh winter, with troops, artillery, tanks and air defense systems in place.
The weapons would use microwave pulses which can cause pain and discomfort to human targets.
The use of such weapons has been viewed by analysts as a way to circumvent the use of conventional weapons such as firearms.
The use of firearms and explosives is prohibited at the disputed border following an agreement between India and China in 1996.
Jin Canrong, professor of international relations at Renmin University in Beijing, made a statement on the use of microwave weapons at a conference, the Times reported.
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He claimed that Indian forces on the hilltops began to “vomit” from the microwave beams within 15 minutes and then withdrew.
The Times reports that this may be the first time such weapons have been used “against hostile troops”.
Other countries like the United States have already used electromagnetic radiation weapons.
They use high energy radiation beams capable of harming humans but also destroying electronic or missile systems.
These weapons have been called “direct energy” weapons. Some, instead of using electromagnetic radiation, use sound waves.
There is a lot of speculation that such weapons have been used before, although usually against diplomats from foreign countries.
In 2016, employees of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba complained of headaches, nausea, nosebleeds and sudden pressure.
They allege that a hidden sonic weapon was used against them, and the case became the first of what is known as “Havana Syndrome”.
Similar incidents have affected several other U.S. officials in countries like China and Russia, where reported illnesses are specific to parts of buildings.
A skeptic, Robert Bartholomew, a medical sociologist at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, told ABC News in Australia: “This is just science fiction.”