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India-China Border News highlights | 4 Indian Army personnel critically injured during Galwan face-off now stable: Report

Highlights of the situation along the Line of Actual Control between India and China. At least 20 Indian Army soldiers were killed during a "violent face-off" with Chinese troops on June 15-16 night. There were casualties on the Chinese side too

At least 20 Indian Army personnel were killed in a “violent face-off” in Ladakh's Galwan Valley on the night of June 15-16, the Army said yesterday. Four more Indian soldiers are in critical condition, reports suggest. In a statement earlier, the Indian Army had indicated that there were casualties on the Chinese side too. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called an all-party meet on June 19 to discuss the situation.

In his first official response, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that loss of soldiers “is deeply disturbing and painful” and that they “displayed exemplary courage and valour”. “The nation will never forget their bravery and sacrifice,” he added. More developments and reactions are expected on this front. Catch the LIVE updates here:
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  • June 17, 2020 10:56 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE Updates | MoS Defence S Naik: It's a matter of national security, there'll be no compromise. I pay tribute to all jawans who lost lives. Nation is proud of them that they made the supreme sacrifice. It won't be in vain. It was pre-planned by China, Indian forces will give befitting reply. 

  • June 17, 2020 10:18 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE Updates | Talks between Major Generals of India and China in Galwan Valley are over. The talks have remained inconclusive as no immediate disengagement or change in ground has taken place. More talks to take place in the coming days, news agency ANI has reported. 

  • June 17, 2020 10:09 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE Updates | Army deploys additional troops along LAC; Navy, Air Force raise alert level

    Frontline bases of the Indian army and the air force along the nearly 3,500 km de-facto border with China were put on high alert on Wednesday in view of the worst border clash between Indian and Chinese troops in Galwan Valley that left 20 Army personnel dead and several injured, government sources said.

    The Indian Navy has also been asked to raise its alert-level in the Indian Ocean Region where Chinese Navy has been making regular forays.

    The Army has already rushed in additional troops and weaponry to all its key frontline bases and formations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhan, Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh, they said. (PTI)

  • June 17, 2020 09:35 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE Updates | India-China border tension fallout: No birthday greetings for Xi Jinping from PM Narendra Modi

    In what can be construed as a sign of deterioration in relations following the standoff between armed forces of the two countries, PM Narendra Modi did not extend birthday wishes to Chinese President Xi Jinping, a gesture he has shown since 2016 despite the upheavals in bilateral ties.

    Xi, who turned 67 on June 15, has already taken a step toward a "retirement extension”.

    Read the full story here.

  • June 17, 2020 09:15 PM IST
  • June 17, 2020 08:43 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE Updates | Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is currently meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

  • June 17, 2020 08:29 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE Updates | Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has announced an exgratia of Rs 25 lakh each to the next of the kin of the two martyrs and conveyed his deep sympathies to the bereaved families. 

  • June 17, 2020 08:13 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE Updates | Army sources to news agency ANI: Four Army personnel who were critically injured after the violent face-off with Chinese troops are stable now. 

  • June 17, 2020 07:49 PM IST

    India-China Border News LIVE Updates | Nikolay Kudashev, Ambassador of Russia to India: We welcome all steps aimed at de-escalation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), including the conversation between the two Foreign Ministers, and remain optimistic.