This PTI file photo from 2019 shows Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrating the New Year at Bumla along the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. Twenty Indian military personnel were killed in clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night.
In a steep escalation of the ongoing Sino-Indian border face-off in eastern Ladakh, soldiers of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) attacked and killed 20 Indian soldiers, including a colonel, on Monday night.
This is the first deadly clash on the 3,488-kilometre disputed border since four Assam Rifles jawans were ambushed and killed by Chinese border guards in October 1975.
In a statement on Tuesday morning, the army said: “During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place yesterday (Monday) night with casualties on both sides. The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers. Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the
First Published: Jun 17 2020 | 1:35 AM IST