Ladakh, Feb 19, 2021: China has officially admitted that four military officers were killed in the clash with the Indian Army in the Galwan Valley in June 2020, Chinese media reported on Friday, 19 February. This is the first statement from China on the casualties suffered by the country’s military in the Galwan clash.
People’s Daily, China reported that China’s Central Military Commission had awarded four Chinese soldiers, “who were sacrificed in last June’s border conflict”, with posthumously honorary titles and first-class merit citations.
Additionally, a colonel who was leading them and suffered serious injuries, has been conferred with an honorary title as well.
China also named the four soldiers who had lost their lives in the clash, saying that Chen Hongjun, Chen Xiangrong, Xiao Siyuan, and Wang Zhuoran died during a “fierce struggle” against “foreign troops,” reported Reuters.Twenty soldiers of the Indian Army were killed in the violent clash in Ladakh, and have been inscribed on a war memorial built in Eastern Ladakh.