Ladakh face-off: India mourns loss of soldiers with boycott of Chinese goods; protests in Delhi, UP


India mourned the deaths of 20 soldiers who were killed during a confrontation with their Chinese counterparts in Ladakh as their bodies reached their hometowns on Wednesday, reported PTI. The clash along the Line of Actual Control that claimed the lives of the 20 Indians has also given rise to anti-China sentiment across the country.

Tensions between India and China reached an all-time high after at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese troops in Ladakh on the intervening night of June 15 and June 16. This is the first instance of casualties on the Line of Actual Control since 1975. It came amidst a “de-escalation” process in the Galwan area that was started last week, after a month-long standoff between troops at several points along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh and Sikkim. Though some reports said that around 40 Chinese soldiers died during these clashes, there is no official confirmation yet.

The body of Colonel B Santosh Babu, one of the 20 soldiers killed during the clash, reached Hyderabad’s Suryapet town on a special flight. People paid their respects by holding the tricolour and showering flowers as Babu’s body passed through the town. Among those paying their last respects were Telangana Governor…

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