Claimed to be the first possible evidence of Chinese troops killed during the deadly hand to hand face-off where 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives, various pictures and videos of tombstones from the grave were spotted circulated on social media.
While the India media claimed them to be the tombs of Chinese soldiers who were martyred during the clash on June 15th, many viewers and netizens raised questions and concerns on the lack of transparency from the Chinese military and the government over the number of dead. The official death toll remains a mystery as speculation killed over 100 People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers.
Months after which two renowned Indian news channels claimed to have obtained ‘exclusive’ imagery that proves 40 PLA soldiers. The news channels showed satellite imagery of the same set of graves with two red arrows pointing at specific area claimed to be new graves.
The news was even telecasted by a few of Telugu news channels who broadcasted that the ‘106 PLA tombstones reveal the extent of Chinese casualties on June 15 Galwan clash.’
However, it was later revealed that the telecasted photographs are of the Chinese military cemetery in Kangxiwa town that contains graves of PLA soldiers martyred in the 1962 Indian-Sino war. As per the date mentioned on the Google Map images, there are 105 graves-43 on the left and 62 on the right.