New Delhi: The Indian Army is deploying extra troops to Ladakh following the violent confrontation with the Chinese military on the Galwan Valley which led to scores of casualties on each side.
Border posts manned by the Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) have been placed on excessive alert. Additional troops have additionally been pressed in to counter any aggression by the the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China within the ahead areas of Ladakh.
India misplaced 20 of its troopers, together with the colonel of the 16 Bihar Regiment, throughout a violent assault carried out by Chinese troopers on Monday night time.
The Chinese have suffered round 45 casualties within the incident.
The incident has provoked indignant reactions from all around the nation.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated on Wednesday that the lack of troopers in Galwan Valley in japanese Ladakh on the Line of Actual Control was “deeply disturbing and painful.”
He stated that Indian troopers displayed exemplary braveness and valour within the line of obligation and sacrificed their lives within the highest traditions of the Indian Army.
“The Nation will never forget their bravery and sacrifice. My heart goes out to the families of the fallen soldiers,” the Union Defence Minister stated.
He additionally stated that the nation stood shoulder to shoulder with them on this troublesome hour. “We are proud of the bravery and courage of India’s bravehearts,” Singh stated in a press release.
Before issuing the assertion, Singh held a gathering with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and three service chiefs to focus on the present state of affairs in japanese Ladakh.
He additionally deliberated over the brand new technique to be drawn out for the complete Line of Actual Control and likewise the federal government’s robust resolution pertaining to China.
In a press release issued on Tuesday night time, the Indian Army acknowledged, “17 Indian troops who were critically injured in the line of duty at the standoff location and exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain have succumbed to their injuries, taking the total that were killed in action to 20.”
The drive additional stated that Indian and Chinese troops have disengaged within the Galwan space the place they’d earlier clashed on the intervening night time of June 15/16.
It stated the Indian Army is firmly dedicated to defend the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the nation.
These are the primary casualties suffered by both armies since 1975 when an Indian patrol comprising of Assam Rifles troopers was ambushed by Chinese troops in Arunachal Pradesh.