Rajnath Singh meets Jaishankar, CDS Bipin Rawat, service chiefs over developments in Galwan Valley, Ladakh

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NEW DELHI: Defence minister

Rajnath Singh

held a meeting with chief of defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, the three service chiefs and external affairs minister (eam) Dr S Jaishankar over the recent developments in Eastern Ladakh on Tuesday.
During the ongoing de-escalation process, a violent face-off took place between Indian and Chinese troops leading to the death of three

Army personnel

, including an officer and two soldiers, in

Galwan Valley

, Ladakh.
Read also: Army officer, 2 jawans killed in violent face-off with Chinese troops
According to the

Indian Army

, the face-off took place on Monday night, leading to "casualties on both sides."
"The loss of lives on the Indian side includes an officer and two soldiers," the Army said in a statement.
The statement read that senior military officials of the two sides are currently engaged in a meeting to defuse the situation.
After 1975 this is the first violent incident on the India-China border in which casualties have taken place.

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