“Four Chinese soldiers, who were sacrificed in last June’s border conflict, were posthumously awarded honorary titles and first-class merit citations,” stated Chinese state media People’s Daily citing Central Military Commission.
“The Central Military Commission awarded Qi Fabao, the regimental commander from the PLA Xinjiang Military Command, the title of “Hero regimental commander for defending the border,” Chen Hongjun with “Hero to defend the border,” and awarded first-class merit to Chen Xiangrong, Xiao Siyuan and Wang Zhuoran,” reported Global Times.
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The announcement marks the primary public admission by China of its casualties within the Galwan conflict at Line of Actual management (LAC).
India and China had been engaged in a border stand-off since May final yr till they collectively agreed to disengage their troops and tanks from the banks of Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh.
The tensions between the 2 nations heightened when troopers from the 2 armies clashed in Galwan Valley in June 2020.
Twenty Indian troopers, together with a Colonel, had been killed and several other others grievously injured in a violent bodily skirmish with Chinese troops within the Galwan Valley area of japanese Ladakh. China by no means formally declared its official casualty rely, however varied reviews have estimated the quantity to be over 40.
Recently, Russian information company TASS reported that 45 Chinese troopers died within the Galwan conflict.