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UN chief concerned over reports of violence, deaths at India, China LAC

Initially, the Indian Army said one officer and two soldiers were killed

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over reports of violence and deaths at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China and urged both sides to exercise "maximum restraint," his spokesperson said on Tuesday.

A total of 20 Indian Army personnel were killed during a violent clash with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh's Galwan Valley on Monday night, escalating the already volatile border standoff between the two sides, an Army statement said on Tuesday.
Eri Kaneko, Associate Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, made the comments at the daily press briefing.

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First Published: Jun 16 2020 | 11:32 PM IST

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