Five Chinese military officers and soldiers were killed in the fierce clash with the Indian Army in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June last year, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) officially acknowledged for the first time on Friday.
10th round of commander-level talks between India and China tomorrow, The Tribune reports.
Those killed included Qi Fabao, the regimental commander from the PLA Xinjiang Military Command, state-run Global Times quoted PLA Daily report as saying.
The Russian official news agency TASS reported on February 10 that 45 Chinese servicemen were killed in the Galwan Valley clash.
According to an American intelligence report last year, the number of casualties on the Chinese side was 35.
In 2020 Galwan Valley clash, India has announced the casualties immediately after the incident, China did not officially acknowledge the casualties until Feb 19.