US condoles death of Indian soldiers martyred in violent face-off with China in Galwan valley

By Rajan Nath -- June 19, 2020 4:42 pm -- Updated:June 19, 2020 4:44 pm

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Friday extended the condolences to people of India for the lives lost in a violent face-off with China at the Galwan Valley area in eastern Ladakh.

Michael Pompeo said in a tweet: "We extend our deepest condolences to the people of India for the lives lost as a result of the recent confrontation with China. We will remember the soldiers' families, loved ones, and communities as they grieve."

20 Indian Army soldiers, including a Colonel rank officer, were martyred in a violent face-off, as a result of an attempt by the Chinese troops to unilaterally change the status quo during the de-escalation in eastern Ladakh.

Meanwhile, Indian Army sources revealed that no one is critical as of now. 18 soldiers are at a hospital in Leh. They will be out on duty in about 15 days, it added. 58 soldiers are at other hospitals who would be back on duty within a week.

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Likewise, the German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner, stated that "Our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the soldiers who lost their lives in Galwan."

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Similarly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that “I would like to assure the nation that the sacrifice of our jawans will not be in vain. For us, the unity and sovereignty of the country is the most important. India wants peace but it is capable to give a befitting reply if instigated.”

-PTC News

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