PLA Daily didn’t reveal the troopers’ ranks.
China and India have blamed one another for the skirmish.
Chinese state media revealed a report on the incident to “clarify the truth,” Ren added.
India and China share a 2,100 mile-long (3,379-kilometer) border within the Himalayas, which in locations is poorly outlined and hotly disputed. Both sides declare territory on both aspect of it.
The June 2020 conflict erupted close to Pangong Tso, a strategically necessary lake positioned some 14,000 toes (4,267 meters) above sea degree, which spans an space stretching from the Indian territory of Ladakh to Chinese-controlled Tibet, within the larger Kashmir area the place India, China and Pakistan all declare territory.
In 1962, India and China went to battle over this distant, inhospitable stretch of land, ultimately establishing the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de facto border straddled by Pangong Tso. However, the 2 international locations don’t agree on the LAC’s exact location and each recurrently accuse the opposite of overstepping it, or searching for to broaden their territory. Since then, they’ve had a historical past of principally non-lethal scuffles over the place of the border.
In September, the 2 international locations agreed to cease sending extra troops to the border, following an escalation in tensions between New Delhi and Beijing. The scenario was quickly resolved, with the 2 sides partaking in a number of rounds of talks.
But one other “minor” face-off erupted between the 2 sides in January, in line with the Indian Army, although it mentioned that “was resolved by local commanders as per established protocols.”
On February 10, China’s Defense Ministry mentioned the 2 international locations had began to disengage alongside the south and north shores of Pangong Tso after reaching an settlement with India.
Satellite pictures taken on January 30 by US-based Maxar Technologies confirmed numerous Chinese deployments alongside Pangong Tso. In new photographs taken on Tuesday, dozens of autos and constructing buildings had been eliminated, leaving empty land.
CNN’s Brad Lendon, James Griffiths and Jessie Yeung contributed reporting.