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.
The violent face-off between Indian and Chinese military took place along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh region amid the heightened tensions over the border dispute between the two countries.
The violent face-off between Indian and Chinese military took place along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh region amid the hieghtened tensions over the border dispute between the two countries.
India has acted in a fashionably mature manner. Not only did we hold our ground and did not give into Chinese bluff, but there was no panic either among government or military. We agreed to meet on table as equals and do what is beneficial.
The enhancement of combat capability by the two armies in Ladakh came even as both India and China continued their efforts to resolve the border dispute through talks at military and diplomatic levels.
The build-up at the border—triggered by aggressive posturing and ‘transgressions’ by soldiers of the PLA into the Indian side of the LAC—coincides with a marked rise in anti-China feelings in India in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
A day earlier a top Trump Administration diplomat backed India's move to strongly push back Chinese aggression into its territory by saying that the latter's pattern of constant attempt to shift the status quo has to be resisted.