China's Commanding Officer Among Those Killed In Violent Galwan Valley Face-Off With Indian Army

Swarajya Staff

Jun 17, 2020, 11:24 AM | Updated 11:24 AM IST

Galwan River 
Galwan River 

The commanding officer on the Chinese side is one of those killed during a violent face-off with the Indian Army in Eastern Ladakh's Galwan valley on Monday night (15 June), ANI has reported.

Reports have indicated that India inflicted 43 casualties on the Chinese side during the bloody hand-to-hand and melee combat.

Subsequently it was reported that based on evacuation carried out by China along the border it has been assessed that China has suffered a significant number of casualties. The number of casualties though difficult to pinpoint are estimated to be much more than 40.

Twenty Indian Army soldiers were martyred during the operation, which was premeditated by China.

Amid the high tensions between the two countries, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has held a meeting with Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat and the three Service Chiefs of the Indian Armed Forces. He also spoke to External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on phone.

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