State media from Chinese Xinhua reported on Monday that several soldiers were surrounded in Galwan, including Regiment Commander Qi Fabao.
Hundreds of soldiers clashed in the valley of Galwan. CCTV (File Photo)
China has admitted that Indian soldiers surrounded Chinese soldiers in the Galwan Valley Clash of Eastern Ladakh. Not only this, China has given new information to the world about the number of its soldiers killed in Galvan Valley after five months. China has said that not four but five soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) were killed in a clash with Indian soldiers. It is worth noting that for the first time in February, China admitted that four of its soldiers were killed during the clashes in Galvan Valley in June last year.
Sharing new information about the skirmish in the Galwan Valley, Chinese state media Xinhua reported on Monday that several soldiers were surrounded in Galwan, including Regiment Commander Qi Fabao. Based on the Xinhua report, the Global Times said that this report focused on how Chinese officials and soldiers, including Chen Hongjun, lost their lives in the Galwan clash in 2020.
Chen Hongjun had also lost his life in a clash with four Chinese soldiers.
It said that the 33-year-old Battalion Commander Chen Hongjun, along with four other comrades, sacrificed his life in June 2020 in the Galwan Valley along with his four other comrades in the border confrontation with India. All these people were stationed on the Karakoram Mountains with the Xinjiang Military Command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Let us tell you that a battalion commander in China is of the same rank as the commanding officer of a battalion in the Indian Army.
More Chinese soldiers died than claimed by China
In February this year, China admitted for the first time that four PLA soldiers were killed in the skirmish. This was accepted by China at a time when India and China were retreating from the southern and northern banks of Pangong Tso Lake. However, Indian defense and security sources believe that the death toll is much higher than the official claim made by China. This is because during various levels of talks with India, Chinese officials informally gave conflicting figures of soldiers killed in the Galwan violence.
Indian soldiers surrounded Chinese soldiers
Focusing on Chen Hongjun, the report states that when Regimental Commander Qi Faibao was surrounded by Indian troops during the battle, Chen Hongjun took other soldiers with him and marched forward so that the Chinese soldiers could fight the Indian soldiers with sticks. and fight with stones. Chen saved the commander by shielding his body. When Chen saw that several other Chinese soldiers were surrounded, Chen jumped into the battlefield again. Let us tell you that 20 soldiers of India were martyred in this incident.
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