India vs China Border Standoff Turns Violent With Heavy Casualties On Both Sides

India said 20 of its soldiers died in a clash with Chinese troops along the two countries’ disputed border in the Himalayan Mountains, the worst military confrontation between the nuclear-armed neighbors in decades.
The Indian government said Chinese troops also suffered casualties. A Chinese spokesman said a clash took place after Indian soldiers “provocatively attacked” in an area China considers under its control, but he didn’t comment on whether troops on either side were killed or injured.

While the Chinese foreign ministry didn't mention any casualties on their side, a PLA spokesperson said there were "severe clashes and casualties". A top editor of the CCP mouthpiece Global Times too said he had confirmation that China had suffered casualties. Both we re silent on the numbers though.

The western command spokesperson, Zhang Shuili, said there was fierce physical conflict between the two sides, resulting in casualties. He also claimed that the Galwan river valley region belonged to China and that the Indian troops were conducting illegal activities on Chinese territory.

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