Siachen glacier is the largest single source of fresh water on the Indian subcontinent. Ever since the partition between India and Pakistan the relation between the two has always been on thin ice. This is the actual reason why Siachen is strategically important for India as it is the highest battleground on the face of globe, situated in the freezing valleys of Kashmir has been the hotpot where the clashes and tension have been on all-time high.
As per latest development, India-China border standoff turns deadly for first time in decades as Twenty Indian Army soldiers were martyred in a “violent face-off” with Chinese troops on Monday in the disputed Himalayan Galwan Valley.
This is for the fit time relationship between the countries in decades has taken an ugly turn and there were fresh reports of violence continued till last night. The Indian Army released the statement,”17 Indian troops who were critically injured in the line of duty at the standoff location and exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high-altitude terrain have succumbed to their injuries, taking the total that were killed in action to 20.”
The first three Indian casualties of the violent clash was Colonel Santosh Babu-Commanding Officer of the 16 Bihar Regiment-and Havaldar Palani and Sepoy Kundan There is no official confirmation from China Government who are yet to confirm any deaths among its forces, but a Chinese military commander released a statement stating few casualties has taken place. Indian government sources said there a total 43 killed and injured on the Chinese side.
A source from Indian Army revealed that the soldiers were killed in a physical fight with stones and batons, but not gunfire. The Situation has escalated in the past six weeks and it was on Monday’s when for the first ever since 1975 witnessed soldiers been killed.
As per latest update, Indian Army has been given emergency power to deal with complete freedom against any Chinese aggression at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Govrtnment of India has given a free hand to Indian Army to act as they see fit in the Galwan Valley region where the clashes took place.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) released an statement saying that Beijing was responsible for all the deaths, which, the ministry said, were all ‘avoidable’.