India soldiers died in a fight with Chinese forces
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Three Indian soldiers lose their life in a fight with Chinese forces in Ladakh in the disputed Kashmir region.
The Indian army said senior military officials from both sides were “meeting to defuse the situation”, adding that both sides suffered casualties.
China did not confirm any casualties, but accused India of crossing the border and attacking its soldiers.
A foreign ministry spokesman called on India not to take unilateral actions or stir up trouble.
The spokesman, Zhao Lijian, was quoted as saying that India had crossed the border twice on Monday, “provoking and attacking Chinese personnel, resulting in serious physical confrontation between border forces on the two sides”.
China’s Global Times newspaper reported that “solemn representations” had been made with India over the incident.
The clash comes amid rising tensions between the two countries. India has accused China of sending thousands of troops into Ladakh’s Galwan valley and says China occupies 38,000 sq km of its territory.
Fights were reported at a number of places even last month.