Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held two-back-to-back meetings with top military brass deliberating on the situation in eastern Ladakh after an Indian Army officer and two soldiers were killed in a violent clash with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley.
Singh also briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the killing of the three Indian Army personnel during Monday night’s clash as well as on the overall situation in the region, government sources said.
What has made the matters worse is that of reports of Indian soldiers were killed with stones and sticks by the Chinese .
The colonel and the two soldiers were killed in the violent face-off with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley where the two sides have been on a bitter standoff for over five weeks. China too had suffered casualties with 5 killed and 11 injured according media reports.
The killing of the Indian Army personnel is the first such incident involving fatalities after a gap of 45 years. Four Indian soldiers were killed in an ambush at Tulung La in Arunachal Pradesh along the de-facto border between the two countries in 1975.