On the evening of June 15, the Indian 3 Infantry Division Commander with other senior officers was at an Indian post near the Y junction of Shyok and Galwan rivers within the eastern Ladakh sector as talks were to be held between the 2 countries.
The Indian security forces including the 16 Bihar Regiment were asked to make sure that the post was removed by the Chinese after which alittle patrol was sent to convey the message, sources told ANI.
The Chinese lookout was manned by 10-12 soldiers who were told by the Indian patrol to travel faraway from there as was prescribed within the senior level military talks between the 2 armies. The Chinese refused to try to to so whilst the Indian patrol returned to their unit to tell them about the event .
This was when the Indian troops with around 50 people and 16 Bihar commandant Colonel Santosh Babu within the lead, went on to inform the Chinese to travel back further in their territory as they were on Indian soil.
Meanwhile, by the time the primary Indian patrol returned from the location , the Chinese had involved reinforcements from their rear positions within the Galwan river valley who came with around 300-350 people.
As the Indian patrol reached, the sources said, the Chinese had already built up troops on higher ground round the lookout and kept the stones and weapons ready for launching an attack on the Indian troops.
As the two sides started talking, the discussion became a heated one and therefore the Indian side started uprooting their tents and equipment. The Chinese, who had already prepared themselves for aggression against Indian troops, attacked the Indian side during which their first attack was on the 16 Bihar CO and Havildar Palani. After the CO went down, the Biharis lost control and began attacking the Chinese ferociously despite being heavily outnumbered and stones raining from the upper ground.
The fight went on for over three hours till late within the night during which several Chinese troops were either dead or injured seriously.
Next morning, when things calmed down relatively, the dead bodies of the Chinese troops were lying within the open and was handed over to them by Indian troops, sources said.
A total of around 100 troops took part within the operations from the Indian side while the Chinese had over 350 people on the situation .
However, the Bihari troops had managed to uproot the Chinese position there at the Patrolling Point 14.
Soon after the incident, the Chinese reinforced their positions near that location and have their offensive forces ready within the rear locations.
Sources said that albeit outnumbered, the Biharis managed to get rid of the Chinese post which was existing there in violation of the agreements between the 2 sides.
Now the Indian and Chinese general officer level talks are being planned within the next few days within the Eastern Ladakh area to defuse things further on PP-14, PP-15 and PP-17A.