While China did not disclose its casualties during Galwan valley clashes with Indian Army troops in Ladakh, Russia’s major news agency TASS has now claimed that China lost at least 45 soldiers during violent face-off with Indian Army in May and June 2020.
“Chinese and Indian forces clashed in the region in May and June 2020, resulting in at least 20 Indian and 45 Chinese servicemen dead. Following these incidents, New Delhi and Beijing increased the concentration of forces in the region to about 50,000 people each,” said Russia’s major news agency TASS.
TASS is is the largest Russian news agency which is wholly owned by federal government (as federal unitary enterprise).
According to Chinese defence ministry, Chinese and Indian forces started withdrawing troops from border areas in accordance with agreements, achieved during the 9th round of negotiations at the army commanders’ level.
The spokesperson of China’s Ministry of National Defence, Wu Qian said, “According to the consensus reached by the 9th round of the military commander-level talks between China and India, the frontline units of the Chinese and Indian armed forces in Pangong Hunan and North Coast began to simultaneously and systematically organize disengagement on February 10.”