China accused India of crossing border after an Indian Army officer and two jawans were martyred in Ladakh. “Ask India to not take unilateral actions or stir up trouble,” China said. Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar over the incident.
The Indian Army managed to inflict casualties on the Chinese side. The nature and number of casualties though is still unclear, but it has been claimed that at least three Chinese soldiers may be dead. The official statement of the Indian Army added that senior military officials of both the sides are now meeting at the escalation point in a bid to diffuse the situation. As per senior journalist Shiv Aroor, the deceased Indian Army official has been identified as a Colonel who was the Commanding Officer of an infantry battalion.