At least three Indian soldiers have been killed in a rare armed clash with China in the Galwan Valley. The casualties include two soldiers and a high-rank officer, an official statement said.
During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place yesterday night with casualties. The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers.
This is the first combat casualty in the region since demarkation in 1975.
The two forces have been at loggerheads in the Ladakh region over the border dispute. The stand-off has continued for the second month as multiple diplomatic and military level talks failed.
When contacted, the Chinese foreign ministry also confirmed casualties, saying that it happened in retaliation after Indian forces crossed the border and attacked the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA).
He said that Beijing had asked New Delhi not to take unilateral actions or stir up trouble.
It is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.
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