The Indian Army says that 20 of its soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese soldiers in Ladakh
According to the report, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the Galvan Valley of Ladakh due to tensions with China ANI On Tuesday, the Indian Army was quoted as saying.
The Indian publication said that the two sides have “disbanded” after 17 Indian soldiers were injured. Injured soldiers “succumbed to their injuries after being exposed to sub-zero temperatures in high altitude areas” ANI. Three to 20 died earlier.
According to earlier reports by the Indian media, the casualties along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) included three soldiers, including an officer and two soldiers.
The soldiers were killed in a “physical battle” involving the use of stones and batons. NDTV.
“During the de-escalation process in the Galvan Valley, a violent confrontation took place last night, with casualties. The Indian side consists of one officer and two soldiers. Senior military officers from both sides are currently meeting. To define the situation On site, “reported NDTV Quoting an official statement.
Meanwhile, UK Publications WireSources in the Indian Army were quoted as saying that four soldiers were currently missing and another 32 were “handed back after being captured”.
Beijing accuses India of crossing border, ‘attack on personnel’
China in response to India’s statement accuses Indian soldiers of crossing disputed border between the two countries AFP.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Indian troops crossed the border twice on Monday, “provoking and attacking Chinese personnel, resulting in a serious physical confrontation between border forces on both sides”.
“We once again ask the Indian side to abide by their consent, strictly regulate their front-line troops and do not cross the line, incite trouble or make unilateral moves which Can complicate matters, ” Press Trust of India Lijian is quoted as saying.
“China and the Indian side agreed to resolve bilateral issues through dialogue to ease the border situation and maintain peace in the border areas,” he said.
‘Chinese side also suffered casualties’
According to the editor-in-chief of the Chinese publication Global Times, The Chinese side also suffered casualties in the Galvan Valley.
“Based on what I know, the Chinese side also sustained casualties in the physical conflict in the Galvan Valley. I want to tell the Indian side, do not misunderstand arrogance and Chinese restraint as being weak. China does not want any confrontation with India, but we are not afraid of it, ”he tweeted.
Indian government should stop lying about ‘disagreement,’ mutual withdrawal ‘: Shukla
Retired Indian colonel and journalist Ajay Shukla urged the Indian government to stop lying and explain about “disagreement” and “mutual withdrawal”.
“You report of soldiers killed in Galvan collision with the Chinese.” The first LAC since 1975 to face casualties. Time for the government to come clean and lie about “clean” and “mutual withdrawal”. A national crisis is not the time for deception, ”he tweeted.
Tension is growing between India and China in the eastern Ladakh region due to border disputes as the armies of the two countries carried heavy weapons and equipment to their base camps near the disputed area.
Indian media sources have quoted in the Indian media as saying that China is pushing artillery, infantry combat vehicles and heavy military equipment into its rear bases near the LAC in eastern Ladakh.
An earlier report said that the Indian Army is deploying additional troops along with heavy machinery along the border.
India claims that Chinese troops entered the Pangong Tso and Galwan Valley areas earlier this month to increase tensions. India said the Chinese military has increased its presence in the Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldi areas, where there is a known dispute between the two sides.
On 6 May, soldiers from both sides clashed and threw stones at each other. With the largest war in India’s north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh in 1962, tensions have been going on for long between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
Mandeep Hooda, a spokesman for the Eastern Command of the Indian Army, told AFP on May 10, “The soldiers suffered minor injuries due to aggressive behavior by both sides. It was stonewalling and arguments that ended in a war.”
A “stand-off” in the Naku La sector near the 15,000-foot (4,572 m) Nathu La crossing in the northeastern state of Sikkim – which crosses the borders of Bhutan, Nepal and China – was later followed by a localized “dialogue and negotiation” Resolved later. The level, Huda had revealed.
“There are temporary and short periods of time between troops guarding the border because the borders are not resolved,” he said.