It seems China is not willing to recognise the ultimate sacrifice made by its soldiers for the country. The government is pressuring the families of soldiers who died in Galwan face off to not conduct burials and in-person funeral ceremonies.
The bloody brawl between Chinese and Indian troops took place on June 15. In which both sides suffered casualties. India, without any hesitation, accepted that 20 of its soldiers have martyred in the clash. They are being hailed as heroes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat on June 28, conveyed condolences to the kin of Army personnel who lost their lives in the Galwan valley clash. He said that the sacrifice of these families is “worth worshipping”.
Even after the one month of the incident, China has still not disclosed how many of its soldiers killed in the incident.
The grieving Chinese families who have lost their loved ones in the clash are being mistreated by the Chinese government. First, the Chinese government refused to accept the casualties on its side following the incident. Now it has denied burial of the fallen soldiers.
China is not accepting that its soldiers have killed in the showdown. In order to cover up an episode that Beijing appears to consider a blunder.