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Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:12 PM

Indian special forces soldier killed in skirmish with Chinese troops

Source: Agence France-Presse

Indian special forces soldier killed in skirmish with Chinese troops

AFP in New Delhi
Tue 1 Sep 2020 21.58 BST

A soldier with India’s special forces has been killed in the latest border showdown with Chinese troops on their contested Himalayan border.

The death is the first reported from two incidents in 48 hours on the border which has heightened tensions between the giant nations just two months after a battle that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead.

India and China, which fought a border war in 1962, have accused each other of seeking to cross their unofficial frontier in the Ladakh region in a bid to gain territory on Saturday night, and then again on Monday.

Neither side has announced any casualties but Namgyal Dolkar Lhagyari, a member of the Tibetan parliament in exile, told AFP that an Indian soldier of Tibetan origin was “martyred during the clash” on Saturday night.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/01/indian-special-forces-soldier-killed-in-skirmish-with-chinese-troops

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