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Modi visits Himalayan Border Where Troops Clashed with China

Modi visits Himalayan Border Where Troops Clashed with China

Friday, 3 July, 2020 - 09:15
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits India's Himalayan desert region of Ladakh, India, July 3, 2020, in this still image taken from video. ANI/ via REUTERS TV
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew into the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh on Friday, officials said.

The trip came weeks after Indian and Chinese troops clashed on their disputed border in that region, escalating tension between the Asian giants.

Officials said Modi was accompanied by the chief of defense staff, General Bipin Rawat, and the chief of the army, General Manoj Mukund Naravane.

Modi met troops at a base in Ladakh’s Nimu area, pictures from Reuters partner ANI showed.

India and China have traded blame for triggering the high-altitude brawl in the Galwan Valley on June 15, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed and at least 76 were injured.

China has not disclosed how many casualties its troops suffered.

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