India-China Border Face-Off: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviews situation


NEW DELHI | JUNE 17, 2020: 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday reviewed the Ladakh border situation at a meeting, which was also attended by the Chief of Defence Staff and three Services Chiefs – Army, Navy and Air Force.

Singh said that India is prepared to resolve the situation through discussions while asserting that there can be no compromise on the country's territorial integrity.

The Defence Minister also paid homage to the martyred soldiers in Galwan Valley and said, the loss of soldiers is deeply disturbing and painful.

He said, the soldiers displayed exemplary courage and valour in the line of duty and sacrificed their lives in the highest traditions of the Indian Army.

"The Nation will never forget their bravery and sacrifice. My heart goes out to the families of the fallen soldiers. The nation stands shoulder to shoulder with them in this difficult hour. We are proud of the bravery and courage of India's Bravehearts," Singh tweeted.


India-China stand-off: 17 more injured Indian troops succumb to injuries; death toll rises to 20

Defence officials said that after the wreath-laying in Leh today, the mortal remains of the three soldiers including that of the officer will be taken to their respective places.

It may be mentioned that at least 20 soldiers of the Indian Army were killed in a violent stand-off with China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops on Monday evening. While three died on Monday, 17 others succumbed to their injuries on Tuesday.

Sources quoting US intelligence reports said that there were 35 casualties (injured and deceased) on the Chinese side.