Updated: Jul 20, 2020
In a latest border tensions between India and China in the Ladakh region of India at least 20 soldiers belonging to Indian Army attained Martyrdom as per the official statement released by Government of India. There is no official statement by Chinese Authorities regarding the number of Casualties on their side. However, US Intelligence reports claim that at least 35 people from the People’s Liberation Army died in the scuffle.
It all started on May 5, when Peoples Liberation Army of China transgressing into Indian territory with its Border patrol parties which led to the violent clash between Indian and Chinese patrols on the northern bank of Ladakh’s Pangong Tso lake. Soldiers exchanged blows, threw stones at each other and Chinese troops attacking Indian soldiers with nail-studded clubs.
On May 9 tensions spread to eastern sector in North Sikkim’s Nakula region where a heated confrontation took place between Indian and Chinese soldiers and Indian Army has released a press statement to this effect on May 9.
This event is followed by tensions building up in Galwan Valley. After series of events, China deployed close to 5000 soldiers in Galwan Valley near Ladakh which belongs to India.
On June 2 Indian defense minster Mr. Rajnath Singh acknowledges troop buildup of China along the border with India. On June 6, high-level military officers from both sides discuss de-escalation plan. Amid de-escalation moves Indian Army Chief Gen. Naravane says disengagement taking place in a phased manner.
On June 15 Army delegations from India and China held discussions again in which Officers of Brigadier level rank took part in Galwan valley and colonel ranked officers in Hot springs. The same evening Chinese troops intruded into Indian territory and the engagement took place between Indian troops and Chinese troops. Satellite images shows heavy troop deployment by Chinese side. India raked up its forces and started its troop deployment as a defensive measure.
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The People’s republic of China has come into existence only on 1949 under the leadership of Communist dictator Mao-tse-Tong. As soon as he came to power Mao’s China unleashed its expansionism against its neighboring countries starting with Tibet. Tibet is a buffer state between India and some splintered Chinese kingdoms the borders of which changed many times in the course of history. Tibet under its spiritual head Dalai Lama would not have expected that it will cease to exist one day and that day was Oct 6, 1950 when Chinese forces crossed Jinsha River and captured the border town of Chamdo by October 19 outnumbering the Tibetan Buddhist monks disguised as soldiers. The annexation of Tibet by China finished by 23 May 1951. Since its occupation, Communist China successfully eradicated Tibetan culture and made Dalai Lama a figure head of the state. Not being able to withstand the whims and Caprices, Atrocities imposed by Chinese government Dalai Lama fled to India secretly following the Tibetan uprising against Communist China in 1959. China has conducted a pogrom and killed more than 87,000 Tibetans during the uprising. After his escape to India Dalai Lama has been running a Tibetan government in Exile from there. Thus, China now shared a border with India and started laying claims to parts of India in the North and in the East which led to a border clash with India in the year 1962. This is followed by standoffs in 1967, 1975, 1987, 2019, 2020.
Satyawahr pays tribute to the soldiers of Indian Army who attained Martyrdom fighting the Chinese aggression.
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