Two Indian soldiers and a Colonel martyred
"During the de-escalation process in Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place last night with casualties. 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 situation" said officials. Army sources said the soldiers were not shot but were killed in a physical fight on LAC which involved stones and Batons.
China again plays the blame - game
"Our border troops had a high-level meeting and reached important consensus on easing the border situation but shockingly on 15 June the Indian troops seriously violated our consensus and twice cross the borderline for illegal activities and provoked Chinese personnel which led to serious physical conflict between the two sides and China has lodged strong protest and representation with the Indian state ", said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao. Zhao also added that both sides agree to maintain peace and resolve security issues along the border area.
According to an official statement, major generals of both sides are in a meeting.
The last death on the Indi- China border was in 1975 when an Indian patrol was ambushed by Chinese soldiers on the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh.
Significant keys to know more about this incident :
▪︎The Colonel was from the Bihar regiment: There was no shootout, said sources, on the clashes that caused "significant casualties" on the Chinese side. "There was no firing. No firearms were used. It was violent hand-to-hand scuffles," an unnamed officer quoted on news agency on Agence France Presse.
▪︎ "Based on what I know, the Chinese side also suffered casualties in the Galwan Valley physical clash. I want to tell the Indian side, don't be arrogant and misread China's restraint as being weak. China doesn't want to have a clash with India, but we don't fear it," tweeted Hu Xijin, Editor-in-Chief of Global Times.
▪︎Defence Minister Rajnath Singh briefed PM Modi on the situation at the border via video call after a meeting with Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, the three military chiefs and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
This is all about recent violence on LAC, Let's hope for peace and a stable relation between two.