Closely monitoring India-China dispute: US
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: US State Department on Wednesday said that it is closely monitoring the dispute between India-China, which turned violent on Monday and 20 Indian Army personnel lost their lives in a skirmish.
'We are closely monitoring the situation between Indian and Chinese forces along the Line of Actual Control. Both India and China have expressed a desire to de-escalate, and we support a peaceful resolution of the current situation,' NYT said quoting a statement from State Department.
The statement further read, "We note the Indian military has announced that 20 soldiers have died and we offer condolences to the families" It also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump had discussed the India-China border situation in a phone call on June 2.
In a massive scale up of conflict in Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh, about 20 Indian Army soldiers were killed during a violent face-off with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China on Monday.
According to sources, the Chinese side suffered around 50 casualties, however, US intelligence agencies say that nearly 35 Chinese PLA troops have been killed.