Army chief to visit Ladakh, meet injured soldiers from Galwan clash today

Army chief to visit Ladakh, meet injured soldiers from Galwan clash today

Indian Army chief General MM Naravane will on Tuesday visit the Leh-based 14 Corps in Ladakh after the corps commanders meeting which will get over in the afternoon.

The Army chief will be on a two-day visit to Ladakh where he is also expected to meet the soldiers who were injured in the violent face-off in the Galwan river area on the night of June 15.

Army chief Naravane will also review the present situation and get debrief on the talks and progress on the India-China dispute thereafter. On return, the Army chief will also be visiting the Srinagar-based 15 Corps where counter-terrorism operations are in full swing.

The Indian and Chinese military held Lt General-level talks on Monday that went on for around 11 hours. The talks are likely to resume on Tuesday.

India on Monday strongly raised with China the "premediated" attack on Indian soldiers in Galwan Valley and demanded immediate withdrawal of Chinese troops from all friction points in eastern Ladakh, during the second round of Lt General-level talks.