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India army says 20 of its troops killed in border clash with China

NEW DELHI, June 16, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – At least 20 Indian soldiers have
been killed in a violent face-off with Chinese forces on the disputed
Himalayan border, the Indian army said late Tuesday, the deadliest
clash between the nuclear-armed neighbours in decades.

India had earlier said three of its troops were killed, but in a
statement later Tuesday the army added that 17 more “who were
critically injured (on Monday) in the line of duty at the stand-off
location and exposed to sub-zero temperatures in the high altitude
terrain have succumbed to their injuries, taking the total that were
killed in action to 20”.

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