Increase in Chinese chopper activity along LAC to airlift casualties suffered in face-off: Report

WION Web Team New Delhi Jun 17, 2020, 07.23 AM(IST)

Indian army soldiers walk past their parked trucks at a makeshift transit camp before heading to Ladakh, near Baltal. Photograph:( Reuters )

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17 Indian troops, who were critically injured in the line of duty at stand-off location, succumbed to their injuries after being exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain, Indian Army said.

Indian and Chinese troops have disengaged at Galwan area where they had earlier clashed on the night of 15/16 June, reported news agency ANI. 

17 Indian troops, who were critically injured in the line of duty at stand-off location, succumbed to their injuries after being exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude terrain, the report said quoting the Indian Army.

India lost 20 soldiers including 3 who martyred during the face-off. 

Meanwhile, the ANI report quoting sources said that an increase in the Chinese chopper activity was observed along the LAC to airlift casualties suffered by them during the face-off with Indian troops in Galwan valley.

Indian intercepts also revealed that Chinese side suffered 43 casualties including dead and seriously injured in a face-off in the Galwan valley, sources confirmed to ANI