Indian Army officer killed, two soldiers injured in ‘violent face-off’ with China in Eastern Ladakh


An Indian Army officer was killed and two soldiers were injured on Monday in a “violent face-off” with Chinese troops in Eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, one of the sites of conflict between the two nations, PTI reported.

“During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place on Monday night with casualties,” the news agency quoted the Indian Army as saying. “The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers.”

The army added that senior military officials from India and China are holding a meeting in Galwan Valley to discuss the conflict.

China, meanwhile, accused India of crossing the border and attacking its troops, according to AFP. China’s Foreign Ministry, on the other hand, asked India to not take unilateral actions or stir up trouble, Reuters reported.

Border tensions between India and China heightened in May after Chinese troops clashed with the Indian Army at several points along the Line of Actual Control. India and China do not share a defined and demarcated border. Instead, there is the Line of Actual Control, which stretches thousands of kilometres from Ladakh all the way to Arunachal Pradesh.

The dispute between India and China centres around a strategic bridge being built…

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