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India-China Standoff: 10 Soldiers Including 4 Officers Released By Chinese Army After Talks
The last time the Chinese military had taken Indian soldiers captive was in July 1962 after a clash in the same region, Galwan Valley
India-China Faceoff: 10 Soldiers Including 4 Officers Released By Chinese Army After Talks (Representational Image)
New Delhi: After the violent clashes if June 15 in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed in action ten Indian soldiers,including four officers, have been detained by the Chinese Army. They are all back with the Indian side now.
The release of the men, including two Majors, came about after three days of negotiations in the Galwan Valley headed by a Major General of the Army
The Army, while not commenting on the details of the release, has said that all the soldiers involved in the clash with the Chinese have now been accounted for.
"It is clarified that there are no Indian troops missing in action," the Army said in a brief statement on Thursday.
After the clashes, seventy-six Indian soldiers were injured and remain in hospital. All of them are expected to return to duty within 15 days. None of them are in critical condition.
The Indian soldiers were assaulted by the Chinese with iron rods and clubs wrapped in barbed wire laced with nails.
As per the army sources China has not given any figure by at least 45 Chinese soldiers who have been killed or injured.
The satellite images indicate a massive Chinese buildup in the Galwan Valley on their side of the Line of the Actual Control.
The last time the Chinese military had taken Indian soldiers captive was in July 1962 after a clash in the same region, Galwan Valley. At least 30 Indian soldiers were killed and several dozens were captured by the Chinese.