China Lost More Than 40 Soldiers in Face-Off

MK Digital Line
While India lost 20 soldiers in the violent clash at Galwan area, China lost more than 40 soldiers, said Union Minister Gen. V.K. Singh (retd.).

“If we lost 20 soldiers, more than double the number were killed on their [Chinese] side,” Gen. Singh said. “China hides numbers. In the 1962 war too, it did not accept the casualties”.

This is the first response from anyone in the government on casualties on the Chinese side in the clash.

In the first combat fatalities in 45 years along the LAC, 20 Indian soldiers were killed when they were attacked by Chinese troops in Galwan valley during the de-escalation process on Monday night.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on Friday that “neither is anyone inside our territory nor is any of our post captured”, which raised several questions.

Even the clarification issued by the Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday did not do much to assuage their apprehensions. Several veterans took to social media to raise questions and clarity on this.

The PMO issued the clarification about LAC transgression, it was clearly stated that the violence in Galwan on June 15 arose because "Chinese side was seeking to erect structures just across the LAC and refused to desist from such actions.”

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