A former PLA officer Jianli Yang has alleged that more than 100 People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers were killed during Galwan clashes
Bengaluru: While the speculation on the number of dead in the Chinese camp in relation to the Galwan clashes continues, a former PLA officer Jianli Yang has alleged that more than 100 People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers were killed. Issuing a statement, the Chinese human rights activist who is also the son of a former Chinese Communist Party (CPC) leader condemned the Galwan clashes slamming the Xi Government for hiding the actual casualty figures fearing a 'revolt' within the party.
This revelation comes at a time when India has admitted that 20 of its soldiers attained martyrdom and even honoured them, China has been very cagey about the casualties it has suffered.
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A news agency had reported that China had suffered 43 casualties but even to this day, the numbers remain debatable.
This revelation should come as light in darkness.
A note on the incident:
It all began when Indian soldiers dismantled a Chinese tent at Patrol Point 14, which is close to the mouth of the Galwan river. It was reported that the tent had been dismantled following a meeting between Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, who commands the Leh-based XIV Corps, and Major-General Lin Liu, the head of the Xinjiang military district
But just within two days, it should be noted that the PLA set up a fresh tent at Patrol Point 14. This was in clear violation of the agreement.
So, the tent was burned down. Col Santosh Babu also laid down his life. His father, proud of his son’s martyrdom added that it is a privilege to die for the country.
India has always maintained that all its activities are well within its borders:
"Given its responsible approach to border management, India is very clear that all its activities are always within the Indian side of the LAC. We expect the same of the Chinese side," MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava had said.
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Last Updated 7, Jul 2020, 2:44 PM