Indian soldiers on top of a military vehicle crossing the Srinagar-Leh National highway. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
A soldier with India’s special forces has been killed in the latest border showdown with Chinese troops on their contested Himalayan border
India has said 20 troops were killed. China acknowledged casualties but did not give figures.
The two sides blamed each other for the latest incidents.
India’s defence ministry said Chinese troops “carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo” at the border on Saturday.
China’s People’s Liberation Army said that India was “seriously violating China’s territorial sovereignty” with its operation staged Monday and demanded that Indian troops withdraw.