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Week After Deadly Clash Wit China,Army Chief Visit Ladakh
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Week After Deadly Clash Wit China, Army Chief Visit Ladakh
New Delhi: To review the on-ground situation after te face-off between India and China in the Galwan valley in which 20 Indian troops were killed in the line of duty last Monday, army Chief General MM Narvane is in Ladakh on a two-day visit.
Also, he will review the progress in talks with the Chinese military. In Leh General Naravane met and interacted with soldiers at the Military Hospital.
The visit of army chief comes a day after India and China held top-military talks to discuss the Galwan face-off and other points of dispute for more than 11 hours. The meeting of the Lt General level meeting which began at 11.30 AM on Monday, was held at Moldo on the Chinese side of the Chushul in the easter Ladakh.
The general resumed discussions on the disengagement process during Monday's top-level military talks, which was stalled by the worst-ever border confrontation between the Indian and Chinse armies since 1967 last week.
General MM Narvane left for Leh after attending the final session of the Army Commanders'Coference in Delhi.
On Monday the army chief had discussed the security situation with the top army commanders in Delhi, said the officials.
Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhaduria had visited Ladakh for two days last on Wednesday and Thursday to review the preparation of the IAF. Also, he visited the Leh airbase on Wednesday and the Srinagar airbase in Jammu and Kashmir in the next day.
On June 15,20 soldiers were killed in the line of duty and 76 were injured in a deadly clash that broke out over the Chinese refusing to remove a tent as part of what agreed on June 6. As per the army sources, 45 Chinese soldiers were killed or injured in the brawl along Galwan River.