Five Chinese frontier officers and soldiers stationed in the Karakoram Mountains have been recognised by the Central Military Commission of China (CMC) for his or her sacrifice in the border confrontation with India, which occurred in the Galwan Valley in June 2020, the PLA Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese military reported on Friday.
Those killed included Qi Fabao, the regimental commander from the PLA Xinjiang Military Command, state-un Global Times quoted PLA Daily report as saying.
“Those killed included Qi Fabao, the regimental commander from the PLA Xinjiang Military Command”
A complete of 20 Indian soldiers died in the Galwan Valley clash on June 15, considered the worst in over 4 many years on the India-China border.
The CMC, the general excessive command of the PLA headed by President Xi Jinping,has awarded Qi Fabao, the regimental commander from the PLA Xinjiang Military Command, the title of “Hero regimental commander for defending the border,” Chen Hongjun with “Hero to defend the border,” and awarded first-class advantage to Chen Xiangrong, Xiao Siyuan and Wang Zhuoran.
Four Chinese soldiers, who have been sacrificed in final June’s border battle, have been posthumously awarded honorary title… https://t.co/ySpqJHoQH9
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This is the primary time China has acknowledged casualties and particulars of those officers and soldiers’ sacrifice, 4 of whom died when dealing with the Indian military’s “unlawful trespassing” of the Galwan Valley Line of Actual Control (LAC), the report stated.
A complete of 20 Indian soldiers died in the Galwan Valley clash considered the worst in over 4 many years on the India-China border.
“45 Chinese servicemen have been killed in the Galwan Valley clash”
While India has introduced the casualties instantly after the incident, China didn’t officially acknowledge the casualties till Friday.
The Russian official information company TASS reported on February 10 that 45 Chinese servicemen have been killed in the Galwan Valley clash.
Qian Feng, director of the analysis division on the National Strategy Institute at Tsinghua University, instructed the Global Times that China unveiled the small print of the incident to refute earlier “disinformation” that said China suffered higher casualties than India or China incited the incident.
The admission of the casualties by the PLA coincides with the disengagement of troops by each side on the North and South banks of the Pangong Lake, probably the most contentious a part of the standoff which started in May final 12 months.