China names bridges and villages along Xinjiang-Tibet border after soldiers are killed in Galwan
China has named bridges and villages along the highway connecting Xinjiang and Tibet provinces after the four servicemen killed in the 2020 clash with Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley.
According to the state-run Global Times, their names are now displayed on road signs along the G219 highway, which connects the Tibet Autonomous Region with the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
In addition to their hometown, 11 bridges along the G219 highway are now dedicated in their honor, the newspaper said.
The sites have been named in honor of the soldiers just days after Chinese military commander Qi Fabao, who was injured in a battle in Galwan Valley with Indian forces in June 2020, attended the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) Congress. .
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On October 16, the first day of the CPC congress, when President Xi Jinping was re-elected as party secretary general to a record third term, some of the video footage of the PLA clash in Galwan, in which Qi was killed, was involved was shown on the huge screens in the Great Hall of People.
India has always emphasized the need for tranquility and peace along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) for the overall development of bilateral relations. To end the protracted standoff at the border, Indian and Chinese forces have had 16 rounds of negotiations on corps commander.
On May 5, 2020, a violent altercation at Lake Pangong caused the eastern border with Ladakh to erupt.
(With inputs from PTI)