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India and China threw troops after clashes in Ladakh

The troops of India and China had a mutual withdrawal of forces after a clash on the line of control in Ladakh, in which he died 20 Indian soldiers, the TV channel NDTV, the statement of the Indian army.

"Indian and Chinese troops dispersed in the district (valley - ed) Galvan, where previously the collision occurred in the night from 15 to 16 June 2020. Seventeen Indian military seriously injured in the line of duty during a collision and exposed to low temperatures in the highlands, died of his wounds, the number of deceased reached 20. Army of India is committed to the protection of the territorial indivisibility and sovereignty of the country", - reads the statement of the army.

Previously, the Agency ANI reported that the collision was injured and 43 people on the Chinese side, this number includes the dead and seriously wounded.

The representative of the army of India had earlier reported that during the incident on Monday evening collision with the Chinese military in the valley Galvan in Ladakh one officer and two Indian soldiers were killed.

Later the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang reported that China protested and made a presentation of India in connection with a new incident on the border. Beijing said that the Indian military has violated the agreement, crossed the border, attacked the Chinese military and caused a collision. In turn, the foreign Ministry of India said that the collision occurred as a result of efforts of the Chinese side to unilaterally change the consensus to respect the line of actual control in the valley Galvan.

In late may, India and China were transferred to Ladakh line of actual control, which replaces the border between the two countries, a number of units after military clashes in the area highland lakes-Pangong TSO, may 5-6. As reported by the Indian media, strengthening the contingent of each of the parties began after the Chinese military put a few tents by the river Galvan and began construction work.

Between China and India has a long-standing territorial dispute about the ownership of the plot of the mountainous area in the North of Kashmir, and almost 60 thousand square kilometres in the North-Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The line of actual control passes into the region of Ladakh. In the fall of 1962, the dispute escalated into a border war. In 1993 and 1996, China and India signed the agreement on maintaining peace in the disputed areas.