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Indian soldiers unarmed and caught by surprise in China clash, families say

Reuters

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Modified 6 Jul 2020, 3:01 am
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Indian soldiers who died in close combat with Chinese troops last month were unarmed and surrounded by a larger force on a steep ridge, Indian government sources, two soldiers deployed in the area and families of the fallen men said.

One of the Indian soldiers had his throat slit with metal nails in the darkness, his father told Reuters, saying he had been told by a fellow soldier who was there.

Others fell to their deaths in the freezing waters of the Galwan River in the western Himalayas, relatives have learned from witnesses...

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