By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jun 17, 2020 12:39 IST
India-China Violent face-off in Ladakh (LIVE Updates): 20 Indian soldiers, 43 Chinese casualities, Sources

During de-escalation process in Galwan Valley, a violent face-off took place last night with casualties. The loss of lives on Indian side includes an officer & 2 soldiers. Senior military officials of the two sides are currently meeting at the venue to defuse the situation, tweeted Indian Army. Following the violent face-off Indian Defence Ministry has called a top level meeting. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has held a meeting with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, the three service chiefs and External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, on Tuesday. The meeting was held over the recent developments in Eastern Ladakh, said ANI discussed.

In row to the violent clash between Indian soldiers and Chinese PLA, Beijing accused India of crossing border, 'attacking Chinese personnel, according to AFP news agency.

China Foreign Ministry said, asked about Indian Army reporting casualties in clash with China, says calls on India to not take unilateral actions or stir up trouble, reported Reuters. China has lodged solemn representations with the Indian side and urged it to strictly restrain its frontline troops from crossing the border or taking any unilateral action that may complicate the border situation, China's Global Times quotes their Foreign Minister.

India-China Violent Face-off- Live Updates

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June 17 large developments-

a) Opposition questions centre over martyrdom of Indian Soldiers

b) Indian Army on High Alert, Chinese Helicopters seen absconding bodies of PLA soldiers killed during clash on Monday.

c) US, UK & United Nations call for peaceful resolution of Border dispute

d) Death toll may rise on both sides, wire binded heavy sticks were used by Chinese PLA, sources told as rods.

June 17 Live Updates: Catch real-time updates on Indo-China

June 16, 22:25 PM- Indian & Chinese troops have disengaged at Galwan area where they had earlier clashed on the night of 15/16 June. 17 Indian troops who were critically injured in the line of duty at stand-off location: Indian Army.

 June 16, 22.15 PM- Indian intercepts reveal that Chinese side suffered 43 casualties including dead and seriously injured in face-off in the Galwan valley: Sources confirm to ANI

June 16, 22.14 PM- At least 20 Indian soldiers killed in the violent face-off with China in Galwan valley in Eastern Ladakh. Casualty numbers could rise: Government Sources.

June 16, 8.00 PM- On late-evening & night of June 15, a violent face-off happened as a result of an attempt by Chinese side to unilaterally change status quo there. Both sides suffered casualties that could have been avoided had agreement at higher level been scrupulously followed by Chinese side: MEA

June 16, 7.40 PM- Sources tell Casualties on both sides in double digits.

June 16, 5.30 PM- Indian Army Chief MM Naravane arrives at Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's residence.

June 16, 5.21 PM- Indian Foreign Ministry (MEA) likely to brief media on India-China border clash took place on Monday.

June 16, 3.24 PM- China has lodged solemn representations & protests to India. Here, we are sternly demanding India to earnestly abide by the relevant agreement and strictly restrain their frontline troops. They should not cross the borderlines, said Zhao Lijian, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spox.

June 16, 2:54 PM- During India-China violent face-off at Ladakh on Monday, Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) also costs casualties, confirmed Chinese Media.

June 16, 2:34 PM- Indian Defence Minister to brief PM Modi & NSA Ajit Doval at 4 PM (IST)

June 16, 2:14 PM- Five Chinese PLA soldiers died, Eleven injured, China's Global Times.

india-china border violent face-off live update

June 16, 1.46 PM-Indian troops on Monday seriously violated consensus of the two sides by illegally crossing the border twice & carrying out provocative attacks on Chinese soldiers, resulting in serious physical clashes, China's Global Times quotes Chinese Foreign Minister.

June 16, 1.40 PM- Indian Army amends statement, says "casualties suffered on both sides" in "violent face-off" during de-escalation process with China in Galwan Valley, Ladakh.

June 16, 1.16 PM- Indian Defence Minister calls Top Level meeting

June 16, 1.03 PM- Violent-face off between Indian and Chinese troops in Galwan Valley, three Army personnel, including an officer, martyred

June 16, 12.47 Pm- North Korea blew up the inter-Korean joint liaison office in its border town of Kaesong, sharply escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula after near-daily threats to punish Seoul over anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets: South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.

Watch what happened in Monday night at India-China Border

June 15, 10.10 PM- Clash at border

Source- ANI

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