India, Chinese troops face-off at Galwan valley; army officer, 2 soldiers die

Army delegations, led by major general-ranked officers of both Indian and Chinese armies, have been holding discussions in eastern Ladakh to resolve the standoff.
The face-off between India, Chinese troops took place during the de-escalation process that has been underway.(HT File Photo)
The face-off between India, Chinese troops took place during the de-escalation process that has been underway.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 11:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

A n army officer and two soldiers died in a violent face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers at Galwan Valley, one of the four standoff points in the eastern Ladakh sector, an army statement on Tuesday said. The face-off took place during the de-escalation process that has been underway between the two sides.

“Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation,” the statement said.

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Government sources said there were casualties and injuries on both sides.

The clash took place at a time efforts were on to resolve the standoff. A limited disengagement of forces had also taken place at Galwan Valley, Patrolling Point 15 and Hot Springs after a meeting between Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, commander of Leh-based 14 Corps, and Major General Liu Lin, commander of the People’s Liberation Army in South Xinjiang region, on June 6.

Army delegations, led by major general-ranked officers of both armies, also have been holding discussions in eastern Ladakh to resolve the standoff.

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