Friday, August 12, 2022

US, France, Japan Condole Death Of 20 Indian Soldiers But Refrain From Criticizing China

20 Indian Army soldiers were killed by Chinese troops in the Galwan valley along highly contested India-China border. Many nations including the US, France, Japan expressed condolences over the deaths of Indian soldiers but refrained from criticizing China.

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Earlier, as EurAsian Times reported, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted “we extend our deepest condolences to the people of India for the lives lost as a result of the recent confrontation with China. We will remember the soldiers’ families, loved ones, and communities as they grieve.”

Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid tweeted, “the Maldives extends deepest condolences to the people of India for the lives lost in recent clashes on the border. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, loved ones, and communities of the soldiers.”

Envoys of France, Italy and Australia expressed deep sympathies over the loss of lives. “…my deepest sympathies go to the families of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the incident. India and China are both very important partners not only for Italy but also for the European Union as a whole.

Both countries are crucial actors for regional and global stability,” Italian Ambassador to India Vincenzo de Luca told Economic Times. French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain tweeted – “Our heartfelt condolences to the people of India and our thoughts to the mourning families of the Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the line of duty over the past few days.”

German envoy tweeted: “Our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the soldiers who lost their lives in Galwan.”

Japanese envoy to India Satoshi Suzuki tweeted: “Our deepest condolences to the people of India and to the families of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty at Galwan.”

As reported by the EurAsian Times earlier, Chinese PLA troops attacked Indian soldiers on 15th June 2020 in Galwan Valley which was one of the deadliest clashes between the two nucear-armed neighbours in the last 45 years. In a brutal attack, 20 Indian soldiers were killed with an unknown number of Chinese casualties.

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