Violent face-off at Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh between Indian, Chinese troops; Army officer, 2 soldiers martyred
New Delhi: In a shocking development from eastern Ladakh, an Army officer and two soldiers were killed during a clash with Chinese troops at one of the standoff points in the Galwan Valley. The incident took place on June 15 night. The 'shocking' bloodshed incident at the Line of Control is a first to take place in last 45 years.
Confirming the report, an Army official told ANI that senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation.
Following the development, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, the three service chiefs and External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar. The latest escalation on border standoff from the Chinese side is being discussed.
While calling India to not take unilateral action on the killing of its troops in the border standoff, China also accused India of crossing border and attacking Chinese personnel.