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Reports of Chinese build-up at Pangong

Spokesperson of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zhao Lijian declined to respond to comments of Union Minister Gen. V.K. Singh (retd.) that China had lost more than 40 soldiers in the Galwan incident.

“I have no information to release on that,” Mr. Zhao said in response to questions. China and India were in communication with each other to resolve the situation on the ground through diplomatic and military channels, he added.

Separately, in the national capital, the Phase-II of the Army Commanders Conference got under way.

The biannual conference was postponed in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequently the first phase was held from May 27 to 29. “ACC-20 is being conducted on June 22-23 to review the operational situation on both the Northern and Western Fronts,” the Army said on Twitter.

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