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China’s casualties during the Galway clash were nine times more than its official count, reveals a new report

“China lost 42 soldiers in the Galwan Valley conflict in June 2020, more than nine times the four it has admitted. Australian newspaper ” The Klaxon” has claimed in its report”.

The skirmish in the Galwan Valley on 15,16 June 2020 was the deadliest clash between India and China in over four decades.

Following a stalemate over Chinese Army movements, the combat occurred near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

The clash and its aftermath have been almost entirely ignored by China’s state media.

According to an article in the Australian daily ‘The Klaxon,’ at least 38 PLA personnel drowned while crossing a fast-flowing, sub-zero river in the dark, according to a report prepared by a group of social media researchers following a year-long investigation. The year-long investigation was detailed in the report, which included interactions with mainland Chinese bloggers, information collected from mainland Chinese citizens, and media reports that were removed by Chinese authorities.

The Galwan Valley confrontation in June 2020, which was fought in hand-to-hand combat in sub-zero conditions on the near pitch-black night of June 15 and 16, 2020, claimed the lives of 20 Indian soldiers. At first, China had declined to reveal its overall deaths, but it did award posthumous medals to four of its soldiers who died in the Galway combat in February of last year. Casualties claimed by the Chinese PLA amounted to just 4 to date however this new investigation.

According to the report, “at least 38 PLA men, including Wang, were washed away and drowned that night…of which only Wang was declared dead by drowning among the four officially dead soldiers,” citing “many Weibo users.”

Weibo is a Chinese microblogging website.

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