PLA Daily did not disclose the ranks of the soldiers.
China and India blamed each other for the skirmish.
Chinese state media released a report on the incident to “clarify the truth,” Ren added.
India and China share a 3,379-kilometer border in the Himalayas. which is poorly defined in places and hotly controversial. Both sides claim territory on both sides.
The clash in June 2020 erupted near Pangong Tso, a strategically important lake located around 4,267 meters above sea level and stretching over an area stretching from the Indian territory of Ladakh to China-controlled Tibet in the greater Kashmir region extends where India China and Pakistan all claim territory.
In 1962, India and China went to war over this remote, inhospitable stretch of land and eventually established the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the de facto border spanned by Pangong Tso. However, the two countries disagree on the exact location of the LAC and both regularly accuse the other of crossing it or expanding their territory. Since then, they have had a history of mostly non-fatal brawls over the position of the border.
In September the two countries agreed not to send any more troops to the border after tensions between New Delhi and Beijing escalated. The situation was temporarily resolved and both sides held several rounds of talks.
According to the Indian Army, there was another “minor” clash between the two sides in January, despite the fact that it was “resolved by local commanders according to established protocols”.
On February 10, the Chinese Ministry of Defense said the two countries had begun to separate on the south and north coasts of Pangong Tso after reaching an agreement with India.
Satellite photos taken by Maxar Technologies in the US on January 30th showed a series of Chinese missions along Pangong Tso. In new images taken Tuesday, dozens of vehicles and building structures were removed, leaving empty land.
CNN’s Brad Lendon, James Griffiths and Jessie Yeung contributed to the coverage.