China-India Ladakh Standoff Highlights: Indian, Chinese troops disengage after violent face-off in Galwan

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Published: June 16, 2020 1:42 PM

India China Galwan Valley Highlights: This is the first time in 45 years that India has suffered casualties in a face-off with China.

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Galwan Valley Ladakh India-China Highlights: A total of 20 Indian Army personnel were killed during a violent clash with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on Monday night, escalating the already volatile border standoff between the two sides, an army statement said Tuesday.

PTI reported that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Monday night’s clash as well as the overall situation in eastern Ladakh after he held a high-level meeting with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and the three service chiefs.

As per news agency ANI, senior military officials from both sides held a meeting in Galwan Valley to defuse tension.

This is the first time in 45 years that India has suffered casualties in a face-off with China. “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 were killed in action to 20,” the Indian Army said in a statement late Tuesday.

According to sources, there were casualties on the Chinese side as well. Quoting sources, PTI reported that the Chinese side also suffered “proportionate casualties” but chose not to speculate on the numbers.

As per ANI, Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane’s planned visit to Pathankot military station was cancelled. The news agency quoted Army sources as saying that Major Generals of India and China are talking to defuse the situation in the Galwan Valley. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also reviewed the “current operational situation” in Eastern Ladakh.

For the last five weeks in the Galwan Valley region of Ladakh, large number of troops from India and China were engaged in an eyeball-to-eyeball situation. The report of violent incident comes days after after Gen MM Naravane, Indian Army Chief, said both that armies have begun disengaging from Ladakh’s Galwan Valley region.

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    22:42 (IST)16 Jun 2020
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    22:31 (IST)16 Jun 2020
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    22:29 (IST)16 Jun 2020
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    22:26 (IST)16 Jun 2020
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    21:48 (IST)16 Jun 2020
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    21:12 (IST)16 Jun 2020
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    20:20 (IST)16 Jun 2020
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    20:10 (IST)16 Jun 2020
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    20:00 (IST)16 Jun 2020
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    19:53 (IST)16 Jun 2020
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    19:38 (IST)16 Jun 2020
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    19:18 (IST)16 Jun 2020
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    18:57 (IST)16 Jun 2020
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    18:17 (IST)16 Jun 2020
    Galwan Valley faceoff: China lodges protest with India

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    18:03 (IST)16 Jun 2020
    India China standoff: Tamil Nadu parties salute soldiers for their supreme sacrifice

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    17:40 (IST)16 Jun 2020
    Chief of Defence Staff, Army Chief arrive at Rajnath Singh's residence

    Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General MM Naravane have arrived at Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's residence, reports ANI.

    17:25 (IST)16 Jun 2020
    India-China standoff: BJP MP appeals to people to support armed forces

    BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar has come out strongly against the death of an Indian Army officer and two soldiers in a violent face-off with Chinese troops and appealed to people to support the armed forces. In a series of tweets, Chandrasekhar, who is a former member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, hit out at China and the Communist Party of China (CCP) over the incident. The BJP Rajya Sabha member called upon people to 'get behind the men and women in our armed forces and support them strongly, unitedly and patiently.' (PTI)

    17:18 (IST)16 Jun 2020
    India-China Standoff: Rajnath Singh briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    PTI reported that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about last night's clash as well on the overall situation in eastern Ladakh after he held a high-level meeting with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and the three service chiefs. According to a senior military officer, it is the first incident involving the casualty of an Indian soldier in a violent clash with the Chinese Army after 1975 when four Indian soldiers were killed in an ambush at Tulung La in Arunachal Pradesh.

    16:56 (IST)16 Jun 2020
    India-China Standoff: "Deeply upsetting", says Sachin Pilot

    Three Indian soldiers including a commanding officer having been martyred in a face off with the Chinese army in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, this is deeply upsetting. While I give my condolences to the families & my prayers for the departed soul to find peace. I urge the Govt of India to take this matter with utmost urgency and seriousness: Sachin Pilot Tweets

    16:56 (IST)16 Jun 2020
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    16:35 (IST)16 Jun 2020
    India-China Standoff: Reports from Ladakh disturbing, says former PM Deve Gowda

    Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda on Tuesday termed as 'disturbing' the violent clash between Indian and Chinese troops in Galwan Valley and said the government should offer a clearer picture to the nation on the border issue, PTI reported. He sought to know as to how Indian soldiers lost their lives during a de-escalation process and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh should come out with a clearer picture, PTI quoted Former PM as saying. Read more

    16:29 (IST)16 Jun 2020
    India-China Standoff: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh reacts

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    16:03 (IST)16 Jun 2020
    India-China Standoff: Congress asks govt to brief political parties

    PTI reported that the Congress Party has asked Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to confirm the Galwan incident, the party also demanded that the government take the nation into confidence and convene a meeting to brief the leadership of political parties about the ground situation. "It is a matter of serious national concern as it has grave implications for national security," PTI reported Congress senior spokesperson and party's deputy leader in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma as saying. "As we have been requesting, the government should urgently take the nation into confidence. We demand that the government immediately convene a meeting and brief the leadership of political parties about the ground situation," he said.

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