China admits four PLA soldiers were killed in Galwan Valley clash

An article in the PLA Daily reveals official Chinese casualty count for the first time

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Earlier this week, Indian and Chinese troops disengaged from the banks of the Pangong lake area in eastern Ladakh | PTI

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
Eight months after a brutal clash in the Galwan River valley in Ladakh, in which Chinese troops of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) killed 20 Indian soldiers and took another 10 prisoner, China has acknowledged officially that the PLA suffered serious casualties as well.

Soon after that June 15 incident, anonymous Indian government sources had claimed that close to 40 PLA soldiers had been killed. Last week, Russian news agency TASS reported that 45 Chinese soldiers had died in that clash. Beijing, however, had remained silent.

On Friday, an article in the PLA Daily, and a post in the PLA’s WeChat account, for the first time revealed official Chinese casualty figures in that incident. The article stated that Qi Fabao, a PLA

First Published: Feb 19 2021 | 10:16 PM IST

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