Tension rises between India and China after the grave escalation over the Galwan Valley clash between the two troops almost after five decades. The clash resulted in the deaths of 20 Indian Army soldiers killed.

In a week-long escalation of a stand-off at Galwan area, led to a violent face-off with the Chinese troops resulting in the death of at least 20 Indian soldiers. According to a statement by the military officials, an officer and two soldiers were killed in the line of duty at the Galwan Valley clash and 17 soldiers succumbed to their injury on Tuesday, 16th June.

The Indian and Chinese troops have been engaging in clashes, which also marks as the deadliest clash with a nuclear-armed nation in decades. The border is not properly demarcated and often results in regular tension between the two troops. Officials say that the Chinese troops have been setting up tents and guard posts ignoring all the verbal warnings by the Indian soldiers right from May. It also caused stone-peddling and fistfights between them in the Ladakh region, bordering Tibet.

Indian officials also made a statement that the clashes are “an attempt by the Chinese side to unilaterally change the status quo there” to rebuild their allegation that Indian soldiers crossed the border. A meeting was held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Army Chief General MM Naravane to discuss the matters over the Ladakh clash.

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