The Chinese Foreign Ministry has called on New Delhi to investigate a border incident in the Galwan Valley, punish those who are guilty, and stop provocations.
After a month-long standoff at the border, Chinese and Indian troops engaged in violent clashes on 15 June as both sides were supposed to be withdrawing from the disputed area. The Indian Army said on 16 June that 20 servicemen from India had died during the clashes. A Chinese military spokesman on the same day acknowledged that the clashes led to casualties on both sides without giving further details.
The two countries share one of the world's longest unmarked borders and patrol it according to their conflicting perceptions of it. This has led to multiple clashes over the past decades.