Chinese commanding officer killed in the India-China face-off

Quoting a source, news agency ANI reported that as commanding officer of the Chinese unit was killed during the clash between Indian and Chinese army at the Galwan Valley.

So far 43 Chinese soldiers and 20 Indian soldiers have lost their lives in the face-off. The number is expected to increase further.

China has sovereignty over Galwan Valley: China’s official media

The face-off that began on May 5 has been since going on for weeks. This is the first deadly clash between the two countries in at least 45 years.

Both the Indian and Chinese troops have disengaged from the Galwan Valley area where the clashes took place. Senior military officers had held talks in the area to defuse the situation.

The Indian External Affairs Ministry yesterday said that the violent face-off was a result of an attempt by the Chinese side to unilaterally change the status quo in the region. Officials later said it could be a reference to an observation post set up by the Chinese troops on the Indian side of the LAC that was removed by Indian soldiers.

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