Tension prevails at India-China border, Delhi slams Beijing

Chennai: Twenty Indian soldiers were killed and several others grievously injured in a violent physical clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley region of eastern Ladakh on Monday night. Four soldiers are said to be in critical condition.

As this news emerged Tuesday night, the entire country was shocked. India said the violent face-off between the armies of India and China in eastern Ladakh was the result of an attempt by the Chinese side to unilaterally change the status quo in the region.

While China blamed India for the flare-up, and said Indian troops crossed the border twice illegally and launched ‘provocative attacks’.

This is the biggest military confrontation in over five decades that has significantly escalated the already volatile border standoff in the region.

Meanwhile, BJP president JP Nadda has said, “We now have the political will and our Army is fully equipped to take on any adversary. Nobody can cast any ill eye on Modi’s India. Borders of India will remain intact and are intact under leadership of the Prime Minister.’

 

NT Bureau