NEW DELHI—China claimed 4 of its troopers had been killed in last year’s border clash with Indian troops, disclosing casualties for the first time from the Himalayan melee that killed 20 Indians and ratcheted up tensions involving the nuclear-armed neighbors.
India unveiled its look at of what transpired quickly soon after the incident in June, declaring its troops had been killed in the bloody skirmish in which troopers fought with rocks, batons and golf equipment wrapped in barbed wire. China experienced been silent on casualty figures till Friday, when it introduced posthumous awards for the 4 troopers.
As it made the announcement, China laid the blame on India, declaring that its troops experienced “deliberately provoked incidents” by trying to “unilaterally alter the standing-quo of border command,” according to the PLA Daily, its major army publication.
Tensions remained higher for months involving India and China, which share a two,000-mile border. They