Commanding Officer of the Chinese Unit was amongst those killed by the Indian soldiers in the violent face-off in Galwan valley of Ladakh on the intervening night of June 15 and 16. News agency ANI quoting sources said that the increased movement of the
Helicopter from Chinese side showed that the Chinese suffered significant casualties. And while it is difficult to ascertain the exact number, the sources believe the casualty on the Chinese side is “much beyond 40”.
Earlier today, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting with the three service chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force and the Chief of Defence Staff.
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Sources said the Indian assessment is that the Chinese suffered a significant number of casualties in the violent clash that took place over several hours on the intervening night of June 15 and 16.
The assessment is based on the number of Chinese soldiers who have been evacuated from the clash site on stretchers and subsequently by ambulance vehicles on the track along the Galwan River. Further, India has also reported increased Chinese helicopter movement in the area to airlift the dead and the injured, news agency ANI quoted sources as saying.
Meanwhile, as reported by Economic Times, the government has given the powers to the Armed Forces to make emergency procurement and stock up the war reserves. This comes in the backdrop of India initiating dialogue with China over deescalation of the
situation. ET further reports that Navy has been given a go-ahead to deploy its assets near Malacca Strait as well as anywhere else in the Indo-Pacific to counter the Chinese forces if needed.
ET reports that Air Force Assets have also moved up forward locations.
The MEA spokesperson sad both sides suffered casualties in the incident which was caused by the Chinese side’s departure from the consensus on respecting the LAC in the Galwan Valley.
China, on the other hand, has accused Indian troops of crossing the LAC twice on June 15 and carrying out provocative attacks on the Chinese military personnel.