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In late May, Chinese troops opposed the construction of Indian roads in the Galwan River Valley. [26] [27] According to Indian sources, on 15 and 16 June 2020, close combat resulted in the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers (including an officer)[28] and 43 Chinese casualties (including the death of an officer). [b] [30] [22] [31] According to media reports, soldiers were captured on both sides and released in the coming days. On the Indian side, ten soldiers were reportedly captured, while the Chinese figure remains unsired. [15] [23] Later, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Indian Army refused any detention of Indian soldiers. [32] The Al-Jazeera correspondent said the Global Times newspaper was skeptical and said that the implementation of the agreement depended on India`s ability to maintain the end of the agreement. In Canada, the United States and Japan, minor protests against China`s actions took place along the Indochinese border. [501] [502] [503] The Regional Congress of Tibetan Youth protested in front of the Chinese Consulate in Toronto. [502] Tibetan-Americans, Taiwanese-Americans and Indians held a rally in Times Square in New York, displaying posters with slogans such as “Boycott China,” “Tibet is with India” and “Stop Chinese Aggression.” [504] [505] On August 10, 2020, Indians protested Chinese aggression at the National Mall outside the Capitol in Washington. Protesters also welcomed India`s initiative to ban Chinese applications and highlighted the plight of Uighurs. [506] Since the 1962 war, the two countries have concluded various bilateral agreements as confidence-building measures (CBM) to avoid an escalation of the situation, including the much-disputed 1996 agreement and the “dominant practice” of not using weapons near the LAC that results from that agreement and others. On June 17, 2020, Prime Minister Modi addressed the nation about Galwan`s feuds and sent a strong message to China about the deaths of Indian soldiers. [253] The first communication since the beginning of the border conflict between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and India, S Jaishankar, also took place after the Galwan turmoil.

[253] S Jaishankar accused the Chinese actions in Galwan of being “intentional and planned”. [253] On June 20, The Chinese social media platform WeChat deleted the Indian Prime Minister`s comments about Galwan`s joke,[255] which was downloaded by the Indian Embassy in China. Official statements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have also been withdrawn. WeChat said it removed the speeches and statements because they are leaked in state secrets and jeopardize national security. [256] The MEA spokesperson`s statement on the incident was also withdrawn from Weibo. Subsequently, the Indian Embassy in China made a statement on its Weibo account that the message was not removed by them and released a new screenshot of the statement in Chinese. [257] On July 1, Prime Minister Modi left the Chinese social media platform Weibo. [258] On 3 July, during a surprise visit to military posts in Ladakh, Prime Minister Modi said in a speech that “the era of expansionism” was over and that history had shown that “expansionist forces have lost or been forced to turn around”; The media found that it was about Beijing. [260] The event was expected to be a Moscow miracle that could prove to be an icebreaker to ease border tensions.