The Indian army will to hold press conference at 2 pm. after reports of 3 soldiers killed in Galwan clash with Chinese.
The attack is said to the first LAC combat casualties since 1975.
According to the reports, the time for the govt to come clean and stop lying about “disengagement” and “mutual withdrawal”. A national crisis is no time for deception.
The Indian president on Tuesday while speaking from his twitter page said that heavy Chinese casualties can be confirmed by their silence. Knowing CCP psyche if they had little or no casualties they would have boasted about it openly.
Heavy Chinese casualties can be confirmed by their silence. Knowing CCP psyche if they had little or no casualties they would have boasted about it openly. #IndiaStandWithArmyAndModi
— Narendra Modi fan (@narendramodi177) June 16, 2020
Meanwhile, the official statement released by the Indian military agency revealed that “During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place y’day night with casualties. The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers.”
the Indian army on Tuesday suffered multiple casualties, including that of an officer, in a “violent face off” with China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday night in eastern Ladakh, the army said in a statement. It added that there were casualties on both sides.
These are the first Indian casualties in a clash with the PLA since 1975 when an Indian patrol was ambushed by Chinese troops in Arunachal Pradesh.
HT learns that the officer is the commanding officer of the unit involved in the scrap, and that one of the other casualties is that of a JCO.
The army said the incident took place at a time the de-escalation process was “underway in the Galwan valley”.
“Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting to defuse the situation”, the army said, signalling that the efforts to stablise the situation is still work in progress.
Military commanders of the two armies, Major General Abhijit Bapat, commander of the Karu-based HQs 3 Infantry Division and his Chinese counterpart are holding talks at the site of the clash to defuse tensions.
All the deaths are from thrown stones and rods that were used by the soldiers, people familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity. The army did not comment on this. However, this won’t be the first time the two armies have engaged in fisticuffs or used stones as missiles to attack each other in the area.