5 Chinese soldiers killed in Galwan Valley clash
NEW DELHI, Feb 19: China has admitted for the first time that five of its troops were killed in a clash with Indian troops in the Galwan Valley of Ladakh in June 2020.
China's state-run newspaper Global Times quoted the People's Liberation Army (PLA) as saying in a report. China has also provided details of its military officers and soldiers killed. They include Qila Fabuo, a regimental commander of the PLA Xinjiang Military Command, Chen Hongan, Diangong, Dao Xiwan, and Wang Zoran.
The Chinese Army has acknowledged that its troops were killed in a gun battle as Indian and Chinese troops continue to retreat from the northern and southern parts of Lake Pengong on the Ladakh border, and the two countries clashed on Thursday. The fourth phase has also started.
It is clear that 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash between the two countries' troops on June 15 last year in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh. However, India had announced the deaths of its troops at the same time, but China had not yet provided details of the casualties to its forces.