A de-escalation process in Galwan Valley escalated into a violent stand-off took on Monday evening. This saw an Indian Army Colonel (Commanding Officer of an infantry battalion) and 2 Army jawans killed in action during a clash with Chinese troops. Senior military officials from the two sides are now meeting in a desperate attempt to defuse the tension.
Sources close to the conflict claimed no gunfire took place but instead, the Indian soldiers could have been beaten, stoned and drowned to death in Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh.
The Indian Army said in a statement: “During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place yesterday night with casualties.
“The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers.
“Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation.”
Hundreds of soldiers have faced off in battle against each other in the remote snow desert of Ladakh since April in what is the most serious border conflict in several years.
This came after Chinese patrols advanced into the Indian side of the de facto border.
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