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Updated Thu, 18 Jun 2020 05:16 PM IST
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar
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Foreign Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar has answered these questions of Congress leader. The Foreign Minister tweeted and said, “Let us understand the facts. All soldiers at the border always carry weapons, especially when leaving the post. On 15 June, soldiers in Galvan did the same. A long-standing practice (as per the 1996 and 2005 agreements) is not to use firearms during faceoffs.
Let us get the facts straight.
All troops on border duty always carry arms, especially when leaving post. Those at Galwan on 15 June did so. Long-standing practice (as per 1996 & 2005 agreements) not to use firearms during faceoffs. https://t.co/VrAq0LmADp
– Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) June 18, 2020
On the night of 15 June, a contingent of Indian Army led by the Commanding Officer went to Galvan Valley. At the same time, Chinese soldiers attacked Indian soldiers with barbed wire, iron rods and stones. 20 soldiers of India were martyred in this sudden attack.