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India-China border tension | PM Modi calls all-party meet on June 19 to discuss Galwan Valley situation

Opposition parties had questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's "silence" on the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops and asked them to take the nation into confidence on the matter.

June 17, 2020 / 08:34 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a virtual all-party meeting at 5.00 pm on June 19 to discuss the situation in Ladakh's Galwan Valley, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has said.

“Presidents of various political parties would take part in this virtual meeting,” PMO said.

On June 16, the Indian Army said at least 20 of its personnel had been killed in a “violent face-off” with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley on the June 15-16 night. Four more Indian soldiers are in critical condition, reports suggest.

In a statement, the Indian Army had indicated that there were casualties on the Chinese side too.