New Delhi: At the very least 20 military personnel have been killed in a violent conflict with Chinese language troops in japanese Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on Monday evening, the Indian Military confirmed at the moment.
“Indian and Chinese troops have disengaged at Galwan area where they had earlier clashed on the night of 15/16 June. 17 Indian troops, who were critically injured in the line of duty at stand-off location and exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain, have succumbed to their injuries, taking the total that were killed in action to 20. Indian Army is firmly committed to protect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the nation,” Indian Military stated in a press release.
Earlier within the day, the Indian Military stated India misplaced an officer and two troopers in the course of the violent face-off, whereas there have been casualties on the Chinese language facet as nicely.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about final evening’s conflict as nicely the general state of affairs in japanese Ladakh after he held a high-level assembly with Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Chief of Defence Employees Gen Bipin Rawat and the three service chiefs.
In keeping with a senior army officer, it’s the first incident involving the casualty of an Indian soldier in a violent conflict with the Chinese language Military after 1975 when 4 Indian troopers have been killed in an ambush at Tulung La in Arunachal Pradesh.
Navy sources stated the 2 armies held main general-level talks on the website of the conflict.
“During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place on Monday night with casualties. The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers,” the Military stated in a short assertion.
“Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation,” it stated.
(With PTI Inputs)
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