20 Indian Soldiers Killed: Sources; 43 Chinese Casualties: ANI

20 Indian Soldiers Killed: Sources; 43 Chinese Casualties: ANI

India reported the clash arose from”an effort by the Chinese side to unilaterally alter the status quo” on the border.

Twenty Indian soldiers such as a Colonel were murdered in a”violent face-off” on Monday night with Chinese troops in Galway Valley in Ladakh, government sources told NDTV, at the most severe escalation in the border in five years, in some time soldiers of both sides were in the process of disengagement. Over 43 Chinese soldiers injured or are killed news agency ANI quoting sources.

India reported the clashes occurred”as a consequence of an effort by the Chinese side to unilaterally alter the status quo there”, rebutting China’s asserts that Indian soldiers across the border. Here is the first clash since 1975 involving India and China, who fought a border war in 1962.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held meetings with Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met with chiefs as India discussed a response.
India reported the clash arose from”an effort by the Chinese side to unilaterally alter the status quo” on the border. “India is quite apparent that its actions are constantly inside the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control.

“Throughout the de-escalation process underway from the Galwan Valley, a barbarous face-off happened yesterday evening with casualties on both sides. Senior army officials of both sides are meeting at the place to defuse the circumstance,” the military statement said.
The soldiers weren’t shot but were murdered in a physical fight on Indian Territory that entailed stones and batons, stated the military. “There was no fire. No guns were used.

The clash happened as Chinese troops were preparing to move from a place per arrangement. The Colonel was attacked with rocks and Indian soldiers retaliated, which resulted in near combat.

The sole entrance of casualties on the Chinese side to date came in the editor of the administration mouthpiece Global Times. “According to what I understand, the Chinese side also suffered casualties from the Galwan Valley physical clash.

I would like to inform the Indian side, do not be misread and arrogant China’s restraint as being feeble. China does not wish a clash with India, but we do not worry it,” tweeted Hu Xijin, Editor-in-Chief of Global Times.

Beijing, in a competitive statement, accused India of crossing the border,” assaulting Chinese employees”, reported AFP. China’s Foreign Ministry was quoted by Reuters as saying India stir up trouble or shouldn’t take action. “China is increasingly strong resistance and stern representations into the Indian side of this,” he explained.

For at least six months currently, soldiers from both sides are engaged in a stand-off at two places across the Line of Actual Control — that the 3,488 km de-facto border between India and China, and also have hurried additional troops into the border. They’ve been facing each other in the Galwan River, which had been among those causes of this 1962 India-China warfare, and in the Pangong Tso — a lake in 14,000 ft at the Tibetan plateau.

Following weeks of face-off such as an incident where patrolling soldiers clashed on the banks of Pangong Lake, leading to accidents, friction eased following discussions. Indian and Chinese army commanders were in Galwan Valley region and Hot Springs. The Chinese Army had pulled its troops back in the Galwan valley, PP-15 and Hot Springs. The Indian side also brought back a number of its troops and vehicles.

AFP quoted Indian resources and information reports as indicating that Chinese troops stayed in parts of their Galwan Valley and of the northern coast of the Pangong Tso lake.
China was mad about the Indian construction of roads and air pockets in the region, say, diplomats.

The government has pushed for enhancing and from 2022, 66 streets across the Chinese border will have been assembled. One of those roads is close to the Galwan valley which links to Daulat Beg Oldi air base, which was inaugurated. Chinese army spokesperson colonel Zhang Shuili on Tuesday maintained”China consistently owns sovereignty within the Galwan Valley area”.