Some of the bodies of the Indian soldiers killed in Ladakh clash were mutilated. The situation on ground is extremely volatile with senior officers still calming tempers among the Army units stationed in Galwan, Pangong Tso and other areas.
New Delhi, June 18:
The situation in Galwan Valley in Ladakh continues to remain extremely tense two days after the violent clash between Indian Army soldiers and Chinese troops along the LAC. 20 soldiers of the Indian Army were killed and tension, anger is simmering among the remaining units in the region.
The Major General-level talks between India and China on Wednesday remained inconclusive and the talks will again resume on Thursday. However, soldiers stationed in different tense regions of Ladakh are tense with anger over the brutal deaths of their colleagues.
BODIES MUTILATED, TENSION SIMMERS
The situation continues to be extremely tense at PP14, Galwan Valley in Ladakh. The Major General-level talks on Wednesday have barely kept things under control. The situation on ground is extremely volatile with senior officers still calming tempers and keeping things in check.
FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES ON INDIA-CHINA CLASH
The bodies of some of the deceased soldiers, among the 20 who were killed, were mutilated during the clash between Indian and Chinese armies. This has become one of the primary causes behind the simmering anger in the units stationed in the region.
Leh Corps Commander is in touch with the 3 Divisional Commanders on an hourly basis to keep tabs on the simmering situation. Options are being discussed and China has proposed more talks, but has not specified the military level.
Efforts are being made to contain the spillover effect to control the rising tempers among Army units at the three other standoff points in Ladakh, especially in Pangong Tso, where the situation has been especially precarious over the past weeks. With the troops there already having to beat each other on three occasions in the last 40 days — May 5-6, May 13 and finally on May 29, the situation is extremely tense.
MAJOR GENERAL-LEVEL TALKS TODAY
After the talks failed on Wednesday, the two armies of India and China will resume Major General-level talks again on Thursday morning. The talks were inconclusive on Wednesday.
The talks between the military leaders will focus on disengagement and preventing more flare ups following the worst clash between the troops in over five decades.
India has said a violent clash broke out between the two militaries of India and China on Monday night in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. Reports have suggested the Chinese side suffered heavy casualties of around 40 in the fight that broke out in Galwan Valley of Ladakh.
The fierce clash has turned out to be the worst in over five decades between the two militaries.