Mike Pompeo condoles death of Indian soldiers martyred in Ladakh face-off

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has extended his condolences to people of India for the lives lost as a result of the confrontation with China at the Galwan Valley of eastern Ladakh.

“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,” Pompeo tweeted.

Twenty Indian Army personnel, including a Colonel rank officer had lost their lives in the violent faceoff with Chinese forces at Galwan Valley.

According to the reports, a total of 76 personnel have received injuries in the violent scuffle with Chinese troops on the Ladakh border. Of the injured soldiers 18 are undergoing treatment at a hospital in Leh and they will be out on duty in about 15 day, while 58 soldiers at other hospitals should be back on duty within a week.

The two armies were engaged in a standoff in Galwan and several other areas of eastern Ladakh since last month.