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Ladakh face-off LIVE: China's claim over Galwan Valley untenable, says MEA
Twenty Indian soldiers died in a violent clash with Chinese People's Liberation Army troops at Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh on Monday night. Catch latest updates
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. Four soldiers are in critical condition.
In a strong message to China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India wants peace but is capable of giving a befitting reply, if instigated. "I would like to assure the nation that the sacrifice of our soldiers will not be in vain," he added.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and the two leaders agreed to "cool down" tensions on the ground.
PM Narendra Modi has called for an all-party meeting to discuss the situation on June 19 at 5 pm, in which presidents of various parties would take part.
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