Sources have told India Today that 20 soldiers have been killed during the India-China face-off at Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh
Twenty Indian Army soldiers were killed during a violent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on Monday night, India Today claimed on its website.
Earlier it was reported that one Indian Army officer and two jawans were killed and three to four Chinese troops were killed in the face-off. However, highly-placed sources have told India Today TV that as many 20 soldiers on the Indian side have been killed in the face-off. The number may rise further, they said.
It is said that the Chinese attack was made suddenly last night and Beijing has claimed that the Indian soldiers crossed into their borders, Indian media said.
Currently border reports are stating that the senior army officials from India and China are holding talks to diffuse the matter. Social media is abuzz with netizens demanding immediate retaliatory measures from the Indian government and cries are becoming louder to ban all Chinese products in India.
The last time bullets were fired in an India China standoff was in 1975 and some reports say that this time too the attack was not with guns but clubs and stone throwing though official statement has not come yet to confirm this. Further details are awaited.