NEW DELHI: The 20 soldiers who had died fighting the Chinese troops in combat at Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, last year, have been awarded gallantry awards posthumously.
Awards include one Maha Vir Chakra, four Vir Chakras and 15 Sena Medals, and a surviving soldier Maha Vir Chakra.
Chinese had used rods, batons wrapped with barbed wire and other objects to fight Indian soldiers in a violent clash last year.
The killing of 20 soldiers in Ladakh furthered the escalation between India and China where India accused China of expansionism.
Indian ambassador to China Vikram Misri added that China has damaged “considerable trust” in the bilateral relationship with their actions in Ladakh which had earlier killed 20 Indian soldiers.