Indian Army officer, two jawans killed in face-off with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley; casualties on both sides

An Indian army officer and two soldiers were killed in a violent face-off on Monday night with Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in Ladakh.

The face-off took place last night during the de-escalation process in Galwan Valley.

According to the sources, casualties have also taken place on the Chinese side.

The Army in a statement said, “During the de-escalation process in Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place last 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.”

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said, “If the Chinese shoot dead an Indian army colonel & two jawans during a “de-escalation process” imagine how escalated the situation must be in the first place. This is what happens when the media propagates the government line that asking questions is anti-national.”

“Since heard no shooting took place. The deaths were the result of violent scuffles & stone pelting. Regardless of the how & the way three Indian army personnel were killed by the Chinese in the line of duty,” he added.

Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill said that he salutes the courage and sacrifice of brave soldiers.

“Salute the courage & sacrifice of brave officers/soldiers who laid their lives protecting territory of our Nation, condolences to their families -China must be sent a strong message registering India’s protest & anguish #IndiaChinaFaceOff,” Shergill tweeted.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in a tweet said, “We are grieved to hear about the attack on our soldiers at Ladakh border. We offer our deepest condolences to the families of martyred soldiers. Their sacrifice for the nation must not go in vain. #Ladakh.”