On the 19th of June, the Indian Army engineers completed construction of a 60 metre bridge over the Galwan river in eastern Ladakh.
The 60 metre long bridge would consolidate India’s hold on the sensitive sector and would allow Indian infantry to move across the cold mountain river.
The news was confirmed by top officials of the Indian Army to a media source, Hindustan Times.
A senior government official said the bridge was completed on the 18th of June.
A senior official of the Indian Army said, “We failed to pause focus on this bridge via the stand off and kept working in spite of the violent face off on the 15th of June.”
However, after the violent face off, the bridge is finally completed on the 18th of June.
Meanwhile, on the evening of the 18th of June, after general level talks, China returned 10 Indian soldiers, who had been in their custody since the 15th June clash in the Galwan Valley.
After negotiations and detailed discussion, the Chinese Army sent 10 soldiers including two majors and two captains.
The Indian Army released a statement reading the same which read, “It is clarified that no Indian troops are missing in action.”
On the 19th of June, R.K.S. Bhadauria, the Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF visited on a two day visit to the Leh and Srinagar air bases.
A government official said, “The Air Force chief was on a two day visit where he checked the operational readiness of all along the LAC in the Eastern Ladakh where more than 10,000 troops have been amassed by China.”
On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for an all party meeting at 5:00 P.M., today to discuss the India-China clash.
Stay tuned for further updates.