India-China border face-off: 4 Indian soldiers in critical condition, say sources

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A satellite image taken over Galwan Valley in Ladakh. (Planet Labs Inc/via Reutres)

NEW DELHI: Four Indian soldiers are in critical condition after the violent face-off with

Chinese troops

on Monday evening, according to sources.
The violent clash started on late evening and night of June 15 in Ladakh's Galwan Valley as a result of an attempt by the Chinese troops to unilaterally change the status quo during de-escalation in Eastern


and the situation could have been avoided if the agreement at the higher level been scrupulously followed by the Chinese side, India had said on Tuesday.
At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the violent face-off, government sources had revealed and added that the casualty numbers could rise.
Indian intercepts revealed that Chinese side suffered 43 casualties including dead and seriously injured in the violent clash.

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