UN chief expresses concern over India-China border face-off

Antonio Guterres expresses concern over violence report on LAC (File)

United Nations:

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over reports of violence and deaths on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China and urged both sides to exercise “maximum restraint”.

A military statement said that a total of 20 Indian military personnel were killed in the violence with Chinese troops in the Galvan Valley of eastern Ladakh on Monday night.

United Nations Secretary-General’s Associate Spokesperson Ari Kaneko made the comments at the daily press briefing.

“We are concerned about reports of violence and deaths on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China and urge both sides to exercise maximum restraint. We take positive note of those reports that both countries have taken the position Engaged to spoil. ” Kaneko said.

Kaneko was replying to a question on the death of Indian Army personnel in a violent attack in the Galvan Valley of Ladakh, amid increasing tension in the LAC.

Initially, the Indian Army stated that one officer and two soldiers were killed. Later in the night, an army statement said that 17 more soldiers who were “seriously injured in the line of duty at the stand-off location and exposed to sub-zero temperatures in high altitude areas” suffered injuries. Succumbed, who in total were 20 killed in action. “

The Indian Army firmly committed to protecting the integrity and sovereignty of the Territory, saying, “The Indian Army and Chinese troops have disbanded in the Galawan region, where they first clashed on the night of 15/16 June 2020.”

China has not released any information on casualties killed by soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army during the violent confrontation in eastern Ladakh.

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