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 India Confirms 20 Soldiers Killed In Border Clash With Chinese Forces; Reports Of 43 PLA Casualties

Biggest and deadliest border clash between the nuclear-armed neighbors in a half-century.

 

Jun 16, 2020 2:19 PM

 

Earlier in the day we reported that Indian Army officials said that three troops - an officer and two soldiers, to be more precise - had been gunned down by Chinese forces during a "violent faceoff" in Galwan Valley in the Ladakh region Monday night.

 

In an official follow-up statement, the Indian Army now says as of Tuesday evening local time that an additional seventeen soldiers were critically injured in the exchange of fire, and since succumbed to their wounds after being “exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain.” This brings the official Indian death toll to 20 soldiers killed.

 

With the whole incident still shrouded in contradictory claims and lack of confirmation on potential Chinese casualties from Beijing - even after widespread unverified Indian media reports claimed that up to 43 Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) were killed or injured in the clashes, one thing is for sure — that this is the biggest and deadliest border clash between the nuclear-armed neighbors in a half-century

 

The only thing approaching an 'official' statement from Beijing appears to come via state media. The highly visible editor of state-run Global Times Hu Xijin, who's often served as unofficial mouthpiece conveying Beijing official sentiment to the West tweeted the following in the aftermath Tuesday, calling it "goodwill from Beijing": 

 

The Chinese side didn’t release number of PLA casualties in clash with Indian soldiers. My understanding is the Chinese side doesn’t want people of the two countries to compare the casualties number so to avoid stoking public mood.

 

He stated further: "Based on what I know, Chinese side also suffered casualties in the Galwan Valley physical clash," in a follow-up tweet. 

 

 

"I want to tell the Indian side, don’t be arrogant and misread China’s restraint as being weak. China doesn’t want to have a clash with India, but we don’t fear it," the GT editor added. 

 

 

Importantly, Xijin confirmed that there were indeed casualties on the Chinese side.

 

And BBC reports of the new statements

 

It added that "17 Indian troops who were critically injured in the line of duty" and died from their injuries, taking the "total that were killed in action to 20".

China did not confirm any casualties, but accused India in turn of crossing the border onto the Chinese side.

 

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said India had crossed the border twice on Monday, "provoking and attacking Chinese personnel, resulting in serious physical confrontation between border forces on the two sides", AFP news agency reported.

 

India blamed Beijing for "an attempt by the Chinese side to unilaterally change the status quo" on the border, according to Indian media.

 

With tensions this high, and no doubt the national medias of each country about to spend days whipping their citizens into a frenzy, there's likely more to come along the restive and disputed Line of Control (LOC).

We should add that strangely, the Indian army is still claiming as of Tuesday that "no shots were fired" in this latest major clash.

 

This is of course a not so insignificant detail which has left many observers scratching their heads, but then again, border skirmishes between the two have been known to involve stones, sticks, and fist-fights. Given the high casualty count, gunfire is most likely, or perhaps they fought with bayonets?

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So far this year we've had Aussie bushfires, Covid, all sorts of drama after the cops killed that guy in the US, climate going mental, a massive Russian oil spill and apparantly we're in the midst of a mass extinction ... I've been wondering what would come next.

 

China / India getting into it, North Korea doing something insane, Trump losing the election and refusing to leave office, natural disaster.... kind of feel like it will probably be any or all of these things the way 2020 is going.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So far this year we've had Aussie bushfires, Covid, all sorts of drama after the cops killed that guy in the US, climate going mental, a massive Russian oil spill and apparantly we're in the midst of a mass extinction ... I've been wondering what would come next.

 

China / India getting into it, North Korea doing something insane, Trump losing the election and refusing to leave office, natural disaster.... kind of feel like it will probably be any or all of these things the way 2020 is going.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indian PM Narendra Modi Breaks Silence After Deadly Border Skirmish With China

China claims agreement with India to deescalate the situation has been reached...

 

 

 

17 Jun, 2020 10:32 

 

 

 

 

https://www.rt.com/news/492105-modi-indian-soldiers-deaths-not-in-vain/

Deaths of Indian soldiers in clash with China ‘will not be in vain’ says PM Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers in border skirmishes with the Chinese military will “not be in vain,” and vowed a response if there is further provocation.

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https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/chinaindia-border-clash-both-sides-ca...

 

Monday’s clash that killed 20 Indian troops was the deadliest between the sides in 45 years. China has not said whether it suffered any casualties. India also denied reports that any of its troops were in Chinese custody. Both sides accused each other of instigating the fight.

In the thin air at 14,000 feet above sea level, soldiers brawled with clubs, rocks and their fists but no shots were fired, Indian officials said. Neither side’s patrolling soldiers can use firearms under a previous agreement in the dispute.

 

 

No shots fired ... some 70 dead ... 'effin savages ...

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  • JUN 22, 2020 3:30 AM

 India Seeks Rapid Purchase Of 33 Russian Fighter Jets In Response To Chinese Border Fight

Both sides building up forces along disputed border after 20 Indian troops killed...

 

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It looks, China-man is looking for da war ...

 

https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/china-flexes-regional-muscles-with-su...

 

China flexes regional muscles with submarines in Japanese waters

A secretive submarine has been detected deep within Japanese waters sparking fears Beijing is daring Tokyo to respond.

 

Unlike the Himalayas, any clash between Japanese and Chinese forces in the East China Sea will likely draw in the United States.

Washington and Tokyo have a mutual defence treaty. If a foreign power attacks either country, the other is obligated to assist in its defence.

But Beijing now appears to be following the playbook it established in the South China Sea by merely moving in.

Beijing recently declared its illegally-occupied artificial island-fortresses in the South China Sea to be part of a new formal government district. This is a ploy to bolster a sense of inevitability of its ownership.

Now the Okinawa prefecture is looking to take over administration of the Senkakus from the Ishigaki City Council in a move that also asserts the islands as being formal Japanese territory.

 

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India Deploys 'Quick Reaction' Anti-Air Missiles To Border While China Warns Of "Prolonged Standoff"

India moves its 'Akash' systems along border to prevent any misadventure by the Chinese Air Force fighter jets ​​​​​​...

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