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Three Indian soldiers killed in a clash with the Chinese military at the common border

June 16, 2020

Three Indian soldiers, including an officer, died in a violent fight with Chinese soldiers on the common border on Monday evening amid the escalating tensions between the two Asian giants, the Indian army reported on Tuesday.

The events occurred in the Galwan Valley region and there were no shots during the confrontation, but the soldiers fought with poles and stones, as they did in early May, when similar clashes led to wounded soldiers from both sides. . This is the first violent incident between India and China with fatalities since 1975. The two countries clashed in a brief border war in 1962.

“During the ongoing de-escalation process in the Galwan Valley, there was a violent confrontation with deaths on both sides last night,” said the Indian army in a statement collected by local media. “The loss of life on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers,” he said.

Three Indian soldiers killed in a clash with the Chinese military at the common borderThree Indian soldiers killed in a clash with the Chinese military at the common border

According to the Indian Army, “military officers from both sides are currently meeting on site to try to improve the situation.” According to the ANI agency, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh met with Chief of Staff General Bipin Rawat and other senior military officials and Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar.