20 Indian Army Soldiers Martyred In Galwan Valley During India-China Stand Off

On 15 June night, at least 20 Indian Army soldiers lost their lives during the violent face-off with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley in Ladakh.

Jessica David

June 17, 2020


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The Indian Army, on Tuesday (June 16), said that at least 20 soldiers have been martyred during the violent face-off with the Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh on Monday (June 15) night. Though the Army did not elaborate on the exact number, it said that almost the same number of Chinese troops have been killed during the clashes in the Galwan Valley. The Army said in an official release, “Indian and Chinese troops have disengaged at the Galwan area where they had earlier clashed on the night of Monday/Tuesday.”

“17 Indian troops who were critically injured in the line of duty at the stand-off location and exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain have succumbed to their injuries, taking the total that was killed in action to 20. The Indian Army is firmly committed to protecting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the nation.” The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has blamed China for the incident.

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