The United States of America extended condolence to the grieving families of the 20 Indian Army soldiers who lost their lives in the recent faceoff with China in Galwan Valley of Ladakh.
The US Secretary of States, Michael Pompeo wrote on Twitter: “We extend our deepest condolences to the people of India for the lives lost as a result of the recent confrontation with China. We will remember the soldiers’ families, loved ones, and communities as they grieve.”
Amid chants and action of boycott China, thousands attended the funerals of the Indian Army personnel who died in the faceoff.
The “Death Squad”
On May 5, armies of the two Asian nuclear-powers got engaged in a faceoff in the freezing heights of Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. The two armies fought a deadly war, reportedly without using firearms. Stones, barbed clubs, and rods were used by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army to blow an unfair attack on the Indian soldiers who were reportedly unarmed and unaware of the breakout.
More than 20 soldiers, including a colonel, died in the incident. As of the latest Indian Army statement, 17 soldiers who were injured in the fight are hospitalized in Leh, none of them critical. They’re supposed to join duty in 15 days, ANI reports.
Thursday, 10 Indian army personnel were freed by the Chinese Military, after rounds of negotiation between the two nations. This instance of a bloody faceoff is first in decades, the last time being the border war with China in 1962.
Indian Army made no comment about the release of 10 soldiers however confirmed: “It is clarified that there are no Indian troops missing in action” after the fighting in the Galwan Valley area of Ladakh.” The Galwan Valley incident: both the nations have blamed each other.