ITBP jawans celebrated the 72nd Republic Day on the occasion of the Border Outpost in Ladakh. On this occasion, ITBP personnel were seen marching on the snow with the national flag. Recently, there was news of a skirmish between the soldiers of the two countries from Sikkim amid the ongoing deadlock between the Indian and Chinese forces in eastern Ladakh. According to the information, recently, Chinese soldiers tried to infiltrate Indian territory during patrolling. Responding to this action of Chinese soldiers, Indian soldiers tried to stop them. During this time, the fighting between the soldiers of the two countries turned into a clash. However, Indian soldiers drove Chinese soldiers behind.
According to the information, 20 Chinese soldiers were reported injured in this clash. Although no weapon was used during the skirmish, some Indian soldiers are also reported to have come to Chont due to the push to successfully repel Chinese troops.
— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2021
9th round of talks between Indo-Chinese forces
After a gap of about two and a half months, the armies of India (India) and China (China) held the ninth round of Corps Commander level talks on Sunday. The aim was to move forward on the process of removing troops from all the confrontational locations in eastern Ladakh. Sources said the high-level military talks began at 10:00 am in the Maldo border area on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, which lasted until 9:00 pm. Earlier, during the 8th round of talks held on 6 November, the two sides discussed extensively on the withdrawal of troops from particular places of confrontation.
The Indian delegation is led by Lieutenant General PGK Menon, commander of the 14th Corps at Leh. India has been consistently saying that it is the responsibility of China to carry forward the process of withdrawing troops from all the conflict areas in the mountainous region and reduce the tension. The 7th round of Corps Commander level talks took place on 12 October, in which China insisted on the removal of Indian troops from extremely high places of strategic importance around the southern bank of Pegong Lake. But India had said that the process of withdrawal of troops from all the places of confrontation should start at the same time.
Bravery award to 37 jawans
37 Indian soldiers will be awarded the Mention in Despatches gallantry award for the ongoing ‘Operation Snow Leopard’ against China in the areas of Ladakh and Line of Actual Control (LAC). The award list released by the Ministry of Home Affairs on the eve of Republic Day includes the names of 37 Indian soldiers, including Special Frontier Force section leader Sering Norbu.
After the military standoff with China, in September last year, the Indian Army started Operation Snow Leopard on LAC. The operation was carried out after waiting for three months for the Chinese troops to retreat to the LAC. Under which the LAC was strategically controlled at high places. India had strengthened its position in Ladakh in many places under this operation.
With this, Colonel B. B., who led his troops against the attack of the Chinese army in Galvan Valley. Sitosh Babu will be given the Mahavir Chakra posthumously. This is posthumously the second highest military honor. Four other soldiers who were martyred in the skirmish in Galvan with them were Naik Subedar Nuduram Soren, Nayak Deepak Singh, Sipah Gurtej Singh and Havildar K.K. Palani will be honored with the Veer Chakra. Havildar Tejinder of Medium Regiment will also be awarded with Veer Charak.