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India wants peace, but incitement answer, said modi

The sacrifice of Indian soldiers killed in clash with Chinese troops in the valley Galvan in Ladakh, will not be in vain, Prime Minister Narendra modi.

According to the representative of the Indian army, 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 ANI Agency, citing a source reported that the Indian side lost 20 fighters while the Chinese side suffered 43 persons - this number includes the dead and seriously wounded.

"The heroic sons of the mother India offered the highest sacrifice to protect our homeland in the valley Galvan... I appeal to the families of these martyrs in this hour of great sorrow. Today the whole country is with you. These victims our martyrs is not in vain", - the statement said modi posted on the website of the press service of the government.

"I want to assure the country that the sacrifices of our soldiers is not in vain. Integrity and sovereignty of India are above all for us... India wants peace. But every incitement will be given a decisive response," said modi.

Earlier official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of China, Lijiang Zhao said 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.