China on Wednesday claimed “sovereignty over the Galwan Valley region” – a claim rebutted by India as “exaggerated and untenable”.
China has now freed 10 captive Indian soldiers, and according to journalist Shiv Aroor, a senior editor at India Today, the release of the troops formed a key point of negotiations between the two sides on Wednesday.
Last month, reports emerged that Indian soldiers crossed the border in five different points along the Galwan river valley, the Pangong lake sector and Damchok in the Ladakh region.
Several rounds of talks between Chinese and Indian officials took place but both blamed each other for confrontations.
Protests have now taken place in both countries, calling for a resolution to the growing animosity.