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June 16: Three Indian army personnel, one Commanding Officer and two soldiers have been killed by Chinese troops in a face-off at the Galwan Valley, Ladakh on Monday night.

The personnel were accused of crossing the border in the disputed territory claimed by China.

As per the Indian Army, it is reported that both sides were meeting to diffuse the situation. China has not confirmed any casualties.

This comes in a time when Indo-China tensions are running high, with India claiming that the latter has sent troops into the Galwan Valley and is about 38,000sq km is being occupied. There have already been several skirmishes at this border area but the latest incident shows an escalation in aggression.

India first went to war against China in 1962 and since then, no deaths have been reported from the instances of border conflicts.

In 2017, the two countries had a standoff between the Indian Armed Forces and the People’s Liberation Army of China over Chinese construction of a road in Doklam, a border area situated in Sikkim.

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