16:33 GMT16 May 2021
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    The troops of India and China were engaged in a fierce physical duel on 29 August in Chushul, an area of the Ladakh Union Territory. The two sides have been conducting commanders’ level talks for a third consecutive day to diffuse tension in the region.

    China’s Foreign Ministry has denied a report published in Indian media about casualties on the Indian side during the recent clashes in Ladakh.

    “As far as I know, no Indian soldiers were killed in the recent border clash,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson replied on the reports claiming an Indian soldier was killed in a border clash with Chinese troops on Saturday.

    As per a report published on the website Tibet Sun, 51-year-old Company Leader Nyima Tenzin of the Special Frontier Force, from the Tibetan settlement in Choglamsar, near Ladakh’s capital Leh was killed during the patrol duty by the Chinese troops on Saturday night.

    Meanwhile, Indian Defence Ministry sources also denied reports claiming over a dozen People Liberation Army’s troops were placed in custody by India on 29 August. “No Chinese PoWs in Indian custody,” said a defence official in New Delhi.

    India and China have been embroiled in a border stand-off since the last week of April. The two countries have issued stern warnings to each other to avoid provocative actions along the border to maintain peace and tranquility.

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