Army chief General MM Naravane on Tuesday paid homage to the Indian soldiers martyred in the Glawan Valley clash against the Chinese forces last year.
All ranks of the Army paid homage to “the brave hearts who made supreme sacrifice in Galwan Valley while defending the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country,” said the Army in a statement.
A year since the clash between soldiers of the two nuclear countries, the Army ysaid, “Their valour will be eternally etched in the memory of the nation.”
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In the first deadly clash in the border area in nearly five decades, 20 Indian soldiers were killed on June 15 last year in the Galwan Valley, triggering a large deployment of troops and heavy weaponry by both armies at the friction points.
In February, China officially acknowledged that five Chinese military officers and soldiers were killed in the clashes with the Indian Army though it is widely believed that the death toll was higher.