LAC Standoff report: ITBP and Chinese troops clashed for 17-20 hours

The LAC stand-off report revealed that the Indo-Tibetan Border Police force and Chinese troops clashed for 17-20 hours.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police and the China People’s Liberation Army face-off in the months of May and June in the Eastern Ladakh border went on for 20 hours at times, according to the account of IBTP officials. The troops fought not just in the Galwan valley but also on the Line of Actual Control in May-June, in a series of clashes that escalated border tensions between India and China.

“The ITBP troops not only effectively used shields to protect themselves but also responded fiercely to PLA advancing troops and brought the situation under control. With the highest order of professional skills, ITBP troops fought shoulder to shoulder and also brought the injured Indian Army troops to the rear”, the force said in a statement. In some of the clashes, the IBTP had to fight the Chinese troops for whole nights to force them to retreat with minimum casualties. The high-altitude training and maneuvering techniques worked in favor of the ITBP. The Indian force gave a ‘befitting reply’ to the stone pelters of the Chinese army with the highest order of professional skills according to the statement.


IBTP Director General SS Deswal said that he has recommended 21 Gallantry medals and 294 DG Gallantry Commendations for the IBTP officers and personnel who displayed ‘raw courage and bravery’ during the face-offs. 318 IBTP officials have also been recommended for the Union Home Minister Special Operation Medals for fighting Coronavirus. The troops also celebrated Independence Day at 16,000 ft in Ladakh today.