Chinese and Indian forces clashed in the region in May and June 2020, resulting in at least 20 Indian and 45 Chinese servicemen dead.
Till date china hasn't revealed the casualties in the Galwan Valley clash, but today a Russian news agency, TASS has reported that 45 Chinese soldiers died in the free-style fight. On Wednesday, TASS said, “at least 20 Indian and 45 Chinese servicemen lost their lives in June 2020."
According to the report,The Russian news agency’s along with some other media reports of the time which had quoted some intelligence sources including those from the US. Chinese soldiers being killed in the Galwan Valley clash at over 40 as “fake news”.
TASS in its report has said, “Chinese and Indian forces clashed in the region in May and June 2020, resulting in at least 20 Indian and 45 Chinese servicemen dead.
According to the information, it has been more than nine months since Galwan Valley clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers has happened. But till date China hasn't revealed the number of casualties its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) suffered. The Indian Army has revealed its casualty report public putting the death toll at 20.
China, on the other hand, has repeatedly refused to comment on the casualties even though several reports suggested that the Chinese force suffered a higher number of casualties including the death of a PLA commanding officer.
On June 15, 2021, three separate brawls took place between the Indian and the Chinese side after China refused to withdraw heed the disengagement agreement. The commanding officer of the 16 Bihar Infantry battalion, Colonel Santosh Babu, was among the soldiers who lost their lives defending the Indian territory along the Line of Actual Control.
On Wednesday, China announced the disengagement process. On Thursday,
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "the Chinese troops would pull back at a position near Finger 8 and the Indian side would be stationed at a post near Finger 3 area of the Pangong Tso."