India- China tense: Violent clash with China, three Indian soldiers martyred including Colonel in Galwan Valley

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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting with CDS Bipin Rawat, Foreign Minister S.K. Jaishankar and Army Chief General MM Narwane.

New Delhi, June 16: The armies of the India and China during the exercise to pull back the two forces in the Galwan Valley late Monday, a violent clash broke out in which one Indian colonel and three soldiers of the Indian Army have died in the firing done by China.

 However, military talks with China to end the escalation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh was continued. This is the first time since 1975 on LAC that Indian Army officers and soldiers have died in such violence with China.

India and China continued their military talks during the day on Monday as well. At the Brigadier and Colonel level talks, two face-off sites of Petroling Points 14 and 17 of Galvan Valley area and Hot Springs area of โ€‹โ€‹East Ladakh were discussed.

The Chinese soldiers who are occupying Finger-4 are not ready to retreat from there. Now in military negotiations this issue has been raised many times but this deadlock has not ended. Chinese soldiers sitting on Finger-4 do not let the Indian patrol forward. On the same issue, Chinese and Indian soldiers came face to face in the Galvan Valley at night after a meeting. It was here that the process of withdrawal of Chinese and Indian troops was going on these days because India had clearly said that the tension on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) would end completely until all the Chinese troops were withdrawn.

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Narwane also said on Saturday that the ongoing military talks would resolve ‘all perceived differences’ between India and China.

He had for the first time believed that the Chinese army had started withdrawing from the areas of Indian Territory it had occupied.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting with Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat over the clash with China over LAC.

In this meeting, Foreign Minister S.K. Jaishankar and Army Chief General MM Narwane were also present.

The Indian Army will hold a press conference at 2 pm to render official information about the incident. No information has been given as to how much damage has been done to China.

After this major development, senior officers of both the armies met on the spot and are trying to handle the situation.