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43 Chinese Soldiers Died In Border Clashes

Chinese and Indian soldiers in disputed border areas in Ladakh region. (Photo: PTI)

43 Chinese soldiers died in the June 15 conflict in Galwan Valley in Ladakh province, ANI quoted an unnamed source.
Indian media reported that 20 Indian soldiers were killed and more than 40 Chinese soldiers were killed in the scuffle. 

Early Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava announced that both sides suffered human losses in the encounter. 

India contends that the incident occurred because China tried to change the status quo at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) - a border area that separates the two nuclear powers in the region. Himalayas.

The Chinese did not release information about the casualties, but accused Indian troops of crossing the border and attacking the country's soldiers. The two sides confirmed no shooting, casualties were confronted by soldiers with fists, bricks and iron sticks.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lian Kien issued a statement on Friday accusing the Indian border force of "seriously violating the process related to border issues" as well as the agreement reached between commanders of both sides led to the scuffle. 

"We urge India to strictly discipline its frontline forces, cease its infringement and provocative action immediately, cooperate with China and return to the right direction, resolving disputes by talks."
said Zhao.
Meanwhile, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh participated in two meetings to assess the situation in East Ladakh today. 

The Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava also said China and India are discussing through military and diplomatic channels to ease the tension in the East Ladakh border area. 


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