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4 army men in critical condition after close clash with Chinese troops 

   IK Staff

Four Indian soldiers are in critical condition after the violent face-off with Chinese troops on Monday evening, sources told ANI.

Earlier, 20 Indian Army men, including a colonel, were killed in clashes with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night, the biggest military confrontation in over five decades that has significantly escalated the already volatile border standoff in the region.

The Army initially said on Tuesday that an officer and two of its men were killed. But in a late evening statement it revised the figure to 20 saying 17 others who “were critically injured in the line of duty and exposed to sub-zero temperatures at the standoff location succumbed to their injuries.” Government sources said the Chinese side too suffered “proportionate casualties” but chose not to speculate on the number.