India, China blame each other for deadly clashes in Ladakh

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

17th Jun, 2020. 09:59 am
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China and India have blamed each other for infuriating clashes between the two countries at Ladakh.

At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in fighting between armies of the two countries.

The Indian military said that both China and India suffered casualties, but there has been no word on numbers from China.

The Indian military said that it’s several troops “were critically injured in the line of duty”.

It also claimed that injured soldiers were also “exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain “.

India claimed that China had attempted to “unilaterally change the status quo”. whereas, China accused Indian soldiers of “attacking Chinese personnel”.

The two forces later tried to solve the matter through negotiations.

The Indian army said that the fight at Ladakh caused casualties of its 3 soldiers. Later, it said that “17 Indian troops who were critically injured in the line of duty” and died from their injuries, taking the “total that were killed in action to 20”.

China has been blamed by India’s external affairs ministry of violating an agreement to respect the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

On the other hand, China blamed India for crossing the border.

An editorial in Global Times mentioned, “The arrogance and recklessness of the Indian side is the main reason for the consistent tensions along China-India borders,”

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