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Army jawan from Rajasthan injured in India-China border clash; family worried

June 18, 2020, 7:05 pm

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Surendra Singh from Alwar who was injured in clashes between Indian and Chinese troops.

Jaipur: The family members of Indian army jawan Surendra Singh who was injured in a clash with Chinese soldiers are worried about his well-being. His condition is stated to be out of danger; however, he is yet to be released from the hospital. He remained unconscious for more than 14 hours after the clashes as he sustained serious head injuries, the family members were quoted as saying.

Surendra Singh belongs to Noganwa town in Alwar district. The 40-year-old hawaladar in the army was seriously injured in the clash between Indian army jawans and Chinese solider. He was attacked on his head with sticks by the Chinese troops. He sustained injuries on his head and hands. He got at least 12 stiches following the injuries.

Surendra Singh spoke to his family members over phone after gaining consciousness and told them that the clashes took place in icy water for more than five hours. Despite being outnumbered, the Indian soldiers forced Chinese troops to retreat, the family members were quoted as saying.

At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed and some others reported injured in the clashes. troops clashed on ridges at a height of nearly 4,267m (14,000 ft) along a steep terrain, with some soldiers falling into the fast-flowing Galwan river in sub-zero temperatures.

First published: June 18, 2020