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Fresh Evidence Of China’s Galwan Casualties


New Delhi: A picture of a Chinese soldier’s grave killed in Galwan valley is going viral on social media. The picture was shared on Chinese social media platform Weibo and is perhaps the first evidence of Chinese casualty in the violent clash on June 15.

The image was shared on the military forum describing in detail about the tombstone of the soldier who has been identified as Chen Xiangrong.

Written in mandarin the epitaph reads, “Tomb of Chen Xiangro. Soldier of the 69316 troops, from Pingnan, Fujian who sacrificed his life in the struggle against India’s border troops in June 2020 and was posthumously remembered by the Central Military Commission.”

First evidence of Chinese casualty in Galwan clash

Erected on August 5, 2020, in the Southern Xinjiang Military Region, the tombstone also says that the soldier who was KIA was born in December 2001 and was just 19 years old.

There is a lot of resentment among the former Chinese military veterans and families of the PLA soldiers who died in the border clash.

o far, China has not made any official statement about the casualties in Galwan while 20 Indian soldiers, including the commanding officer of the 16 Bihar infantry regiment Colonel B Santosh Babu, lost their lives in the PLA ambush.

After Colonel Babu succumbed to his injuries, the Indian Army forces in a retaliatory attack killed unknown number of PLA soldiers in hand-to-hand combat.

China building 5G infra along LAC

Earlier today, it was reported that China has started laying fibre optics cables and installing other equipment for 5G along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Despite the ongoing military and diplomatic level talks between the two sides, China has also started constructing barracks and other structures near the Pangong Lake. Indian intelligence agencies flagged that construction for 5G was noticed near the Demchok area, one of the disputed sites at LAC, in the first week of August.  

While initial disengagement has taken place in Galwan Valley and Patrol Point 15; China is showing reluctance in moving from Pangong Lake and Gogra-Hot Springs area also known as patrol point 17A. 

Courtesy – TimesNow

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