China has for the first time revealed the details about soldiers who died in a border clash with Indian troops in June last year.
According to the international news source, China has revealed that four of its soldiers had died. The men died after fighting “foreign troops” who “crossed into the Chinese border”, said Chinese state media.
China’s military news outlet PLA Daily named the “heroic” Chinese soldiers who gave their “youth, blood and even life” to the region – Chen Hongjun, Chen Xiangrong, Xiao Siyuan, and Wang Zhuoran. They were all rewarded with Posthumous awards.
The report said that Wang had died after drowning in icy waters while crossing a river to go to his mates. While, regimental commander Qi Fabao, was also given honors after sustaining “serious injuries”.
The dispute had taken place in the Galwan valley in India’s Ladakh region. Soldiers had reportedly clashed with stones and nail-studded clubs.
Tensions have been prevailing between India and China for decades. The cause of the tension is 3,440km (2,100-mile)-long disputed border called the Line of Actual Control.
An Indian army officer and 2 soldiers were killed during a “violent face-off” with the Chinese army in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley amid clashes between China and India.
The 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,”