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India and China are trying to alleviate tensions after the border collision that killed dozens of people

June 17, 2020

India and China are trying to alleviate tensions after their Monday night confrontation between their soldiers stationed in a controversial border area and causing dozens of deaths, although both countries accuse them of mixed positions regarding what happened each other.

The Indian army admitted on Tuesday that about twenty military personnel had died in the fight, in which no shots were fired in the Galwan Valley in Ladaj, and assured that there had been casualties on the Chinese side, too, what had happened until then happened the moment Beijing did not confirm.

According to reports from the Indian agency PTI, which cites official sources, there were 35 Chinese victims on Wednesday, including the dead and wounded. According to sources, the data comes from US intelligence reports. Indian government sources had previously claimed that the Chinese side had suffered “fair sacrifices” to those of the Indian army. For its part, the ANI agency points out that the Chinese victims would be 43 years old, while the NDTV chain, citing military sources, puts this figure at 45.

India and China are trying to alleviate tensions after the border collision that killed dozens of peopleIndia and China are trying to alleviate tensions after the border collision that killed dozens of people

At the moment, the two countries are maintaining mixed versions of what is happening. The confrontation, the first to result in deaths since 1975, is part of the growing tension in this controversial border area, in which there were already some similar clashes in early May, although Beijing and New Delhi are said to have reached a “consensus”. for de-escalation.