China admits four, including regimental commander, killed in Galwan border clash

China | 19 Feb 2021 11:33 am

China on Friday unveiled, for the first time, names and detailed stories of four who sacrificed their lives in the border confrontation with India in the Galwan Valley in June 2020, to commemorate their sacrifice for defending national sovereignty and territory, the state media reports.

A fifth soldier was injured.

State media, citing the PLA Daily said, four Chinese frontier officers and soldiers stationed in the Karakoram Mountains were recognized by the Central Military Commission for defending national sovereignty and territorial integrity in the border confrontation with India in the Galwan Valley in June 2020.

Those killed by Indian troops were named as Qi Fabao, the regimental commander from the PLA Xinjiang Military Command; Chen Hongjun; Chen Xiangrong, Xiao Siyuan, and Wang Zhuoran.

A total of 20 Indian soldiers died in the skirmish. This is the worst border conflict between the two countries in nearly 45 years, the state media reported.

 



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