Indian soldiers who survived attack by Chinese soldiers last week have told of horrifying scenes as Chinese “deaths squads” were sent to hunt down and kill.
Chinese and Indian soldiers fought in hand-to-hand combat for eight hours in the Galwan Valley, using spiked clubs, batons wrapped in barbed wire and iron rods, according to the Sun.
An Indian officer told News18, “Even unarmed men who fled into the hillsides were hunted down and killed.
“The dead include men who jumped into the Galwan river in a desperate effort to escape.”
Officials have reported that they were Chinese “death squads” who are highly trained in mixed martial arts and military combat.
Reports claim that 23 Indian soldiers were killed, and over 100 were injured, with 43 Chinese casualties, but it is unclear how many were killed.
Colonel Bikumalla Santosh Babu dismantled a Chinese position which started the extreme fighting between the two sides, he was killed during the intense eight hours of fighting.