Government sources quoted by news agency IANS said the number of critically injured Indian soldiers is in double digit. Indian Army refused to comment on the numbers and stated that several are injured.
India is wary of China because of historical mistrust. The trigger for the Galwan face-off was China’s stiff opposition to India laying a key road around the Pangong Tso lake, where the Line of Actual Control is blurred
The immediate need for infrastructure and credible military ecosysytem is all very well. But the PLA’s ability to fight a transformational, algorithm war—non-kinetic and non-contact—is the danger in the future.