Three Indian troops killed in first ‘violent faceoff’ on Chinese border since 1975

An officer and two soldiers of the Indian army were killed in a “violent faceoff” on the contested Ladakh border with China, the first such incident in 45 years between the two countries. Tension on the border has been rising for a past couple of weeks, and thousands of extra troops have been deployed from both sides in the region.

The incident took place in the Galwan Valley in the mountainous region of Ladakh, the Indian army said in a statement. It stated there has been casualties on both sides of the border. Beijing however, made no mention of casualties.  It accused Indian soldiers of crossing into Chinese territory and “attacking Chinese personnel”.

Senior military officials from both sides were meeting to defuse the situation.

Source: Dawn