China claims entire Galwan Valley under its control

China claims entire Galwan Valley under its control

China claims entire Galwan Valley under its control

However he did not give details of any Chinese casualties.

Modi had also reassured the leaders about the capability of the armed forces to defend the borders and said that they have been given a free hand to take all necessary steps. "The valley is named after Ghulam Rasool Galwan and his descendants are saying that this valley is India's and falls in the country's map", added Singh.

"At the conclusion of the discussion, it was agreed that the overall situation would be handled in a responsible manner, and both sides would implement the disengagement understanding of 6 June sincerely".

What is China's version of events?

The Galwan Valley is located on the Chinese side of the actual control line in the western section of the Sino-Indian border. Another 10 Indian soldiers held by the Chinese side were reportedly released on Thursday.

Meanwhile, in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian offered a different take, claiming Indian soldiers "crossed the line, acted illegally, provoked and attacked the Chinese, resulting in both sides engaging in serious physical conflict and injury and death".

Protests calling for a boycott of Chinese goods are continuing across India, with Narendra Modi to hold an all-party meeting in New Delhi on Friday.

What did PM Modi say about it?

This information is based on intercepts as well as Chinese choppers seen in the area.

Twenty Indian Army personnel, including a Colonel, were killed in the clashes with the Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night.

What happened in the Galwan Valley?

China has admitted that its forces suffered casualties but has not given figures.

The fighting took place without any firearms because of a 1996 agreement barring guns and explosives from the area.

Rahul Gandhi used an image with the tweet shown by one of the TV channels.

A video of the cops calming the kids was shared on social media.


Why were there no guns?

He also questioned PM Modi's silence on the killing of the Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley on Wednesday.

"Does the government not receive, on a regular basis, satellite pictures of the borders of our country? Unless he learns from his mistakes and changes his policy toward China, India's people - and territorial sovereignty - will pay the price". At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in violent clashes that followed. But no bullets have been fired since.

Under previous rules of engagement - agreements signed in 1996 and 2005 - neither side opens fire on the other. No posts related to the recent military confrontation were posted on his page.

The adventurous acts of the Indian army had seriously undermined the stability of the border areas, threatened the lives of Chinese personnel, violated the agreements reached between the two countries on the border issue, and breached the basic norms governing worldwide relations.

Earlier reports, based on the ministry's simultaneous translation at the briefing, said that Zhao had said that India had not seized any Indian soldiers. Several rounds of talks in the last three decades have failed to resolve the boundary disputes.

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