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Overnight on June 15th, Indian Soldiers clashed with China’s Liberation Army troops at Galwan Valley in the Eastern Ladakh region. Previously, Senior military officials from both China and India agreed to peacefully resolve the border conflict. This was the first such incident on the India-China border in the last 45 years. Gen Naravane said both sides (India and China) are “disengaging” in an organized manner. “We have started from the north, from the area of the Galwan river where a lot of disengagement has taken place. It has been a very fruitful dialogue that we have had”. This new flare-up comes as both sides came face to face with each other during the de-escalation process in the region.
According to Indian officials, the clash resulted in the death of 3 Indian army personnel, one of whom was an officer while the other two were soldiers. As per reports, there were casualties on the Chinese side as well. Though, the extent of the Chinese Troops’ casualties is not yet known.
Response From Both Sides
Authorities in Beijing accused India of crossing the border and ‘attacking Chinese personnel’, leading to the flare-up. Mr. Zhao said;
“Our border troops had a high-level meeting and reached important consensus on easing the border situation but astonishingly on June 15 the Indian troops seriously violated our consensus and twice crossed the border line for illegal activities and provoked and attacked Chinese personnel which led to serious physical conflict between the two sides and China has lodged strong protest and representation with the Indian side.”
“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.”
If the Chinese shoot dead an Indian army colonel & two jawans during a “de-escalation process” imagine how escalated the situation must be in the first place. This is what happens when the media propagates the government line that asking questions is anti-national.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) June 16, 2020