New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The escalation of the Indo-China border turned violent on Monday night during which 20 Indian soldiers, including an Army Colonel were martyred. The face-off happened at the Galwan valley area in eastern Ladakh. 

In view of the tensed situation at the Indo-Sino border, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called an all-party meet on June 19 at 5 pm, to discuss the situation on the border. Presidents of various political parties from across the country will take place in the virtual meet called by the Prime Minister.   

"In order to discuss the situation in the India-China border areas, Prime Minister @narendramodi has called for an all-party meeting at 5 pm on 19th June. Presidents of various political parties would take part in this virtual meeting," the PMO tweeted.

At least 20 Indian Army personnel, including a Colonel rank officer, had lost their lives in the violent face-off in the Galwan valley area of Ladakh on June 15.

The violent face-off happened on late evening and the night of June 15 in Ladakh's Galwan Valley as a result of an attempt by the Chinese troops to "unilaterally change" the status quo during de-escalation in Eastern Ladakh and the situation could have been avoided if the agreement at the higher level been scrupulously followed by the Chinese side, India said on June 16.

The Chinese side also suffered casualties, including the death of the commanding officer of the Chinese Unit involved in the violent face-off with Indian troops, sources confirmed to ANI.

According to US intellingece reports, at least 35 Chinese troops also faced casualties during the face-off. The figure could be a combination of total number of soldiers killed and seriously wounded, the US intelligence report added.

However, China has not yet talked about the number of casualties suffered by the People's Liberation Army during the clash. According to an earlier report by news agency ANI, at least 43 casualties were suffered by the Chinese troops in the clash. 

(With Agencies Inputs)

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