At Least 20 Indian Soldiers Killed in Clash with Chinese Troops in Galwan Valley

At least 20 Indian Army soldiers were killed during a violent face-off with Chinese troops in the Galwan area of Eastern Ladakh on Monday night, according to local reports.

The Indian government is yet to confirm the latest toll figures.

The Indian Army has released a statement earlier in the day saying that three solders were killed in the clash.

“During the de-escalation process under way 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,” the Army statement read.

“Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation,” the statement added.

This is the first death of soldiers on the disputed boundary since 1975 when four Indian Army Assam Rifles soldiers were shot dead and marks a major escalation in the ongoing stand-off between India and China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

There are also causalities reported in the Chinese side.

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