‘Firmly committed to protect India’s sovereignty’: Army’s statement on Galwan valley face-off

Updated on Jun 17, 2020 10:44 AM IST

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Indian Army said 17 soldiers were critically injured in the line of duty.(AP/For Representational Purposes Only)
Indian Army said 17 soldiers were critically injured in the line of duty.(AP/For Representational Purposes Only)
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

A commanding officer of an infantry battalion and 19 other Indian soldiers were killed on Monday evening when a clash erupted between Indian and Chinese troops in Galwan valley of Eastern Ladakh.

The Indian Army had initially said that an officer and two soldiers were killed in action. In an update on Tuesday evening, the army said 17 Indian troops who were critically injured in the line of duty at the stand off location and exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high-altitude terrain had succumbed to injuries.

Read the full statement:

Indian and Chinese troops have disengaged at the Galwan area where they had earlier clashed on the night of 15/16 June 2020. 17 Indian troops who were critically injured in the line of duty at the stand off location and exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain have succumbed to their injuries, taking the total that were killed in action to 20.

Indian Army is firmly committed to protect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the nation.

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