In a violent clash between India and Chinese troops on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Galvan Valley in eastern Ladakh, 20 Indian soldiers have been killed. Information has been received quoting from government sources. However, the exact number of damage to China has not been reported. It has been said that China has also suffered losses. More than 40 soldiers have either been killed or wounded.
The soldiers who martyred include Colonel B Santosh Babu, Commanding Officer of 16 Bihar Regiment, Havildar K Palani of 81 Field Regiment, and Havildar Sunil Kumar Jha of 16 Bihar Regiment.
At the same time, it is being said that China has suffered a loss of 43 armed personnel. These are either killed or wounded.
Soldier martyrdom after 45 years on China border
Earlier in 1975, four soldiers were killed in a clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Arunachal. Although the 1967 conflict in Sikkim is generally regarded as the last bloody conflict between the two countries. The firing took place at the border then in Tulung La area of Arunachal Pradesh, where four Assam Rifles soldiers were killed in an encounter with Chinese soldiers.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Holds Meeting With Military Leadership
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the ongoing skirmish between Indo-China troops in the Galvan Valley of Ladakh near ALAC. Earlier, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh discussed in two consecutive meetings with the top military leadership the situation arising out of the violent clash between the jawans of the two armies in the eastern Ladakh region along the India-China border.Strategies and steps to be taken to tackle the current situation were also discussed in the meeting. Later Singh also informed Prime Minister Modi about the incident in detail and discussed the current situation with him as well.
The Defense Minister then once again called the top leadership of the army for a meeting at his residence in the evening. General Rawat and Army Chief General MM Narwane and other officials attended the meeting.