The clash between Indian and Chinese troops occurred in the Galwan Valley and was originally stated to be as many as 13.
Indian sources have now revised the death toll and claimed at least 20 troops were killed.
Editor of The Times of India, Rajat Pandit suggested: “At least 20 Indian soldiers killed in the skirmish with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley region.”
The deaths of the troops of the first loss of life in at least 45 years.
Both sides are now meeting to defuse the situation.
The Indian Army released a statement said on Tuesday: “During the de-escalation process underway in the Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place yesterday Monday night with casualties on both sides.”
The casualties come amid months of escalating tensions between the sides along the Line of Actual Control.
Chinese officials also claimed five of their own troops had been killed.
The incident occurred on the border between China’s controlled region and the Indian region of Ladakh.
Indian officials have claimed Chinese troops had encroached in the region and had set up camps and brought in artillery.
However, troops in the area do not carry weapons and it is understood clashes were carried out with stones and batons.
More to follow…
Published at Tue, 16 Jun 2020 16:25:00 +0000