China accepts that five of its army officers were killed in Galwan Valley clash with Indian army. Also, it honored those soldiers. They are Qi Fabao, the regimental commander from the PLA Xinjiang Military Command, Chen Hongjun, Chen Xiangrong, Xiao Siyuan and Wang Zhuoran.
Why China took a long time in accepting human loss in Galwan Valley clash?
The clash took between Indian army and China’s PLA when the latter prevented the Indian soldiers from accessing Indian points. In the clash, the Chinese soldiers brought medieval-styled weapons. India lost 20 brave soldiers including Colonel Santosh Babu, the Commanding Officer of 16 Bihar in the clash. But China denied losing any human life in that fight.
Qian Feng, director of the research department at the National Strategy Institute at Tsinghua University said while giving a reason for delay in accepting human loss by China is that it wanted to refute previous disinformation that stated China suffered greater casualties than India.
Who first reported Chinese casualties?
The Northern Army Commander of India gave a figure of 45 soldiers that were killed in the Galwan clash with Indian army. A Russian news agency TASS reported that figure on February 10 but China remained in the denial mode until disclosing names of its deceased soldiers and honoring them.
What is the present situation on Indo-China border?
After Galwan clash, both the nations decided to create a buffer-zone that will be no-man’s land to prevent such clashes in future. Also, both the militaries are disengaging their soldiers from the banks of the Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh.