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The face-off in Galwan Valley is reportedly the biggest between the armies of India and China since their 1967 confrontation in Nathu La. Recent weeks have seen the border conflict between the two Asian giants escalating. Follow the latest updates on the stand-off here.
– India and China are scheduled to hold a fresh round of Major General-level talks in the Galwan Valley region of Ladakh.
– Media reports earlier in the day stated that ten captured Indian soldiers were released by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA). However, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian clarified that “China hasn’t seized any Indian personnel.” The Indian Army confirmed this, saying: “It is clarified that there are no Indian troops missing in action.”
– India and China have kept their diplomatic and military channels open for communication.
– Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi “agreed that the overall situation would be handled in a responsible manner, and both sides would implement disengagement understanding of 6 June sincerely.”
– The US, UK and Russia urged China and India to engage in dialogue and show restraint.
– A new round of talks at Major General-level ended inconclusively.
– Tensions have been high after a faceoff between troops of India and China at LAC that killed 20 Indian soldiers. China did not disclose any casualties.
– The Indian Army reported the death of one officer and two soldiers in a faceoff in the Galwan Valley late at night. Although neither the Chinese government nor the PLA disclosed any numbers, the Indian Army said there were casualties on “both the sides.”
– A meeting was held at Major General-level of both the armies until late in the evening. The meeting is claimed to have brought the situation on the ground under control. According to media reports, the Indian Army could collect the bodies of its soldiers, while the Chinese were allowed to take their injured soldiers in helicopters.
– Officials of the two countries stated that their soldiers had started implementing ‘consensus’ agreed by their military officials on 6 June to ease tensions along the border.
– Indian officials stated that Indian and Chinese troops had taken up a limited disengagement in few areas of Ladakh.
– Indian and Chinese officials agreed to adhere to the decisions taken in the Wuhan summit in 2018 to ensure peace along the border.
– India’s Leh-based 14 Corps general commanding officer Lt General Harinder Singh and Tibet Military District Commander Maj Gen Liu Lin held a meeting following a stand-off between China and India since 5 May after a confrontation in Pangong Tso.