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Violent clash between India-China soldiers: Union Minister and former Chief of Army Staff General VK Singh has made a big claim over the clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers on June 15 in the Galwan Valley of eastern Ladakh. He has said that the skirmish between the soldiers of India and China took place because there was a fire in the tent of Chinese soldiers.
Speaking to a news channel, Union Minister General VK Singh said,
“In the talks between India and China, it was decided that the soldiers of the two countries will go back from the border and no one will be present there.”
When on June 15, the commanding officer of the Indian Army along with other soldiers went to the evening to see if the Chinese troops had gone back. It turned out that they have not left.
VK Singh said, ‘After this, when the tents were seen there, there was a clash between the two countries. When Chinese soldiers started removing the tent, it caught fire. However, it was not known what was in the tent. This led to a violent confrontation between the soldiers of the two countries.
There was a violent confrontation between the soldiers of India and China in the Galwan Valley. The soldiers attacked each other with sticks and stones. In this incident, 20 soldiers of India were martyred, while many soldiers including the commanding officer of China were killed.
Reports said 43 Chinese soldiers were killed. However, China has not yet provided information on the number of soldiers killed.
After the confrontation, tension between the two countries on LAC has increased more than before. India has deployed the Integrated Battle Group (IBG) of Mountain Corp along the Line of Control. The jawans involved in this group are adept at fighting in high mountainous areas. These groups are specially trained for warfare in high mountain areas.
Apart from this, India is considering both dialogue and military action with China. Those in high positions in the government believe that India should also be ready for retaliation against China if needed.
A top official has said that we do not want to escalate the confrontation with China, but we will not compromise. He further said, ‘We are not going to pull back our steps.