At least 20 Indian Army personnel were killed in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night during a violent face-off with the Chinese troops.
India-China standoff – India and China on their disputed border in the Himalayas has escalated into deadly clashes.
“On the late-evening and night of June 15, a rough go head to head occurred because of an endeavor by the Chinese side to singularly change the state of affairs,” the Ministry of External Affairs said Tuesday, a day after an official and two troopers were killed in the Galwan Valley along the contested India-China fringe Monday night. The Army, in an announcement, said there were setbacks on the two sides.
“During the de-acceleration process in progress in the Galwan Valley, a rough go head to head occurred yesterday night with setbacks on the two sides. The loss of lives on the Indian side incorporates an official and two troopers. Senior military authorities of the different sides are at a present gathering,” the Army said in an announcement.
“Given its capable way to deal with fringe the executives, India is exceptionally certain that every one of its exercises is consistently inside the Indian side of the LAC. We anticipate the equivalent of the Chinese side,” the MEA said in an announcement. Then, Beijing asked India to “carefully control its cutting edge troops from intersection the outskirt or making any one-sided move that may confound the fringe circumstance”.
The last passings at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) were in 1975 when an Indian watch was trapped by Chinese officers in Arunachal Pradesh. A rough conflict between the different sides on the outskirt had occurred at Nathu La in 1967.