08:50 GMT25 February 2021
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    A hand-to-hand scuffle with unconventional weapons took place between the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army in the Galwan Valley last June. This was the first clash resulting in casualties after a gap of 45 years along the Line of Actual Control.

    The first video of the June 2020 Galwan Valley clash, released by Chinese state media on 19 February, shows Chinese officer Qi Fabao explaining a situation to soldiers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Indian Army.

    As the video proceeds, forces from both sides are seen in confrontational mood wielding unconventional weapons and wading through the Galwan River. Chaos ensues as a group of soldiers engage in a scuffle.

    More forces from both sides join in as the scuffle continues unabated even as the sun begins to fade and night sets in.

    ​​Qi Fabao, who was seriously injured in the skirmish, received the title of "hero regiment commander for defending the border". In the overnight clash on 15 to 16 June, 20 Indian soldiers were killed and China admitted on Friday that four of its soldiers also lost their life in the clash.


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