Three Indian Army soldiers were killed during a violent face-off with Chinese troops in the Galwan area of Eastern Ladakh on Monday night, the military said in a statement.
“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.