India-China faceoff: Three Indian Army men were killed in Ladakh as tensions mount!

Amid the escalating tensions in the border as India and China had recently held a face-off leading to the massive deployment of troops to the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Indian Army has now announced that it has lost three army men during a violent face-off against the Chinese troops. 

According to the reports, the violent confrontation between the Indian and Chinese military occurred in the LAC in Ladakh region at the high time when both the nations are reeling towards an impasse and dispute over the border that triggered tensions in the past few days amid the Coronavirus outbreak. 


According to the Indian Army Spokesperson, the violent face-off took place on Monday night with casualties and India has lost an army officer and two soldiers during the de-escalation process in Galwan Valley. The spokesperson further stated that the senior military officers of the two sides are currently meeting to lower the tensions.

The LAC has been witnessing the extreme standoff between the Indian side and its Chinese counterpart since May 5 after the troops engaged in the violent clash in Pangong Tso. The issue erupted after China opposed India on cementing an important road around the Pangong Tso with the view of carrying out the patrol. The melee between both sides had posed the aberrant and dreadful developments at the border since then. 


While both nations attempted to resolve the situation through dialogue and diplomatic channels, they also have stationed the troops. Last week, China said Indian and the Chinese side are properly handling and acting to ease the tensions at the border and the consensus was reached during the diplomatic and military level talks.

However, the de-escalation process had now witnessed a violent face-off against China as India had lost three of its troops. According to ANI, Beijing has accused India of crossing the border and attacking the Chinese personnel. 


After the shocking developments, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar and the three service chiefs on the developments in Eastern Ladakh and the Indian army has stated that both sides suffered the casualties in the violent face-off in Ladakh as the tensions are seemingly getting escalated amid crucial challenges.