India says its soldiers were mutilated after being beaten to death by Chinese soldiers

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The Indians today claimed that after their men were savaged with nail-studded clubs, the Chinese People's Liberation Army mutilated their corpses at the disputed Himalayan border on Monday.
India says its soldiers were mutilated after being beaten to death by Chinese soldiers and revealed the nail-studded clubs used at the disputed Himalayan border.

Twenty Indian troops were killed in the clash on Monday night, the deadliest conflict between the two nuclear-armed countries since 1975.

China said it suffered 43 casualties, but did not specify whether any of its men had been killed in the grisly hand-to-hand combat in the Galwan Valley, Ladakh.

The Indians today claimed that after their men were savaged with nail-studded clubs, the Chinese People's Liberation Army mutilated their corpses.

No bullets were fired as per a peace treaty which bars firearms within 2km of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the line drawn down the 17,000ft valley after India's defeat in the 1962 Sino-Indian War.

The Indians today claimed that after their men were savaged with nail-studded clubs, the Chinese People's Liberation Army mutilated their corpses. No bullets were fired as per a peace treaty which bars firearms within 2km of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the line drawn down the 17,000ft valley after India's defeat in the 1962 Sino-Indian War.

Family members pay their respects at the coffin of Colonel B Santosh Babu, the Indian commander slain after trying to appease the Chinese. Col. Babu's mother Manjula told the New Indian Express: 'I lost my son, I cannot bear it. But he died for the country and that makes me happy and proud.' His father B Upendar stoically told The Times of India : 'I was always aware that one day I could hear what I heard today, and I was mentally prepared for it. 'Everyone dies but it is a privilege to die for the country and I am proud of my son.'

Indian army officers carry the coffin of Colonel B. Santosh Babu for his funeral in Suryapet, about 90 miles from Hyderabad, India on Thursday

At least 20 Indian soldiers, including a colonel, were killed and at least 43 Chinese men were wounded or killed on Monday night along the Line of…
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