Army trucks move along a highway leading to Ladakh at Gagangeer in Kashmir's Ganderbal district
NEW DELHI: Major General-level talks are being held between India and China in the
to further defuse the situation after the violent face-off between the troops on June 15-16, according to Army sources.
The violent clash started on late evening and night of June 15 in Ladakh's
Valley as a result of an attempt by the Chinese troops to unilaterally change the status quo during de-escalation in Eastern Ladakh 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
personnel, including a Colonel, were killed in the violent face-off, government sources had revealed and added that the casualty numbers could rise.
Indian intercepts revealed that the Chinese side suffered 43 casualties including dead and seriously injured in the violent clash. The commanding officer of the Chinese Unit is among those killed, sources confirmed to ANI.