India-China face-off: Four more soldiers in critical condition after Ladakh clash, says report

Four more Indian soldiers are in critical condition after the violent face-off with Chinese troops in Eastern Ladakh on Monday evening, ANI reported on Wednesday citing unidentified officials. Tensions between the two countries have been rising since May after Chinese troops clashed with the Indian Army at several points along the Line of Actual Control – the disputed border between the two countries, which is neither defined nor demarcated.

The Army on Tuesday had confirmed that 20 soldiers were killed during a de-escalation process in Galwan Valley. These are the first fatalities on the Line of Actual Control between the nuclear-armed neighbours in more than 40 years.

The Indian Army as well as China have said that said there were casualties on both sides, but there has been no word on the extent of it on the Chinese side. China’s defence ministry confirmed that the incident had resulted in casualties but did not give details while the country’s military chose not to talk about it.

Both India and China have blamed each other for the scuffle.

India’s Ministry of External Affairs has said that the face-off at Eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley was due to China’s attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the area. “On the late-evening and night of 15th June, 2020,…

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