An Australian newspaper The Klaxon has claimed that the Chinese government has underreported the number of deaths in Galwan Valley clash with India in 2020. Last year, China has claimed that only five PLA soldiers were killed in Galwan Valley Clash with India. As per the Australian newspaper, more than 30 soldiers were drowned in a fast-flowing river stream. They were drowned in the fast-flowing river while they were trying to cross in the darkness. The research report has been published with unnamed researchers and Chinese bloggers (from the mainland). The newspaper has denied revealing their name citing security reasons.
The Report is exposing China
The newspaper The Klaxon has released the research paper named “Galwan Decoded”. This report has been prepared by a group of social media researchers. The researchers involved in the findings have declined to reveal their names citing the potential security threat that can be raised from the Chinese side. They termed their finding as “significant light on the saga”. The research paper was published on February 2, 2022.
Meanwhile, it is important to note that the Indian Army has reported twenty casualties in Galwan Valley clash in 2020. The Galwan Valley clash was marked as the most serious military conflict between two nations in decades. As per the newspaper, the major casualties to the Chinese side were due to the drowning in the fast-flowing river in the darkness. The said Galwan valley clashes happened on June 15, 2020. Last year in February, China has officially acknowledged that only five Chinese military officers and soldiers were killed in clashes with the Indian Army. Though, no one believed that toll claimed by the Chinese government.
The papers were claimed to be prepared by mainland Chinese bloggers, information and intelligence being provided from mainland-based Chinese citizens, and various media reports. However, those reports have been deleted by Chinese authorities. The standoff happened in eastern Ladakh on May 5, 2020, that was followed after a
The border standoff in eastern Ladakh erupted on May 5, 2020, following a violent clash in the Pangong lake area, and both sides gradually enhanced their deployment by rushing in tens of thousands of soldiers as well as heavy weaponry. The standoff was resolved through the process of a series of military and diplomatic talks. Currently, both sides have deployed around 50 thousand to 60 thousand troops along the Line of Actual Control.
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