BEIJING: The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Friday officially confirmed for the first time that five Chinese military officers and soldiers were killed in clashes with Indian troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh last year. The Central Military Commission of China (CMC)’s official newspaper PLA Daily reported on Friday that five Chinese military officers and military personnel serving in the Karakoram Mountains were killed in border clashes with India in the Galwal Valley in June 2020. Among the dead was Regimental Commander Ki Fabao of the PLA Xinjiang Military Command, the newspaper said. The CMC announced the title of Hero Regimental Commander to the immortal Key Fabavo, who fought for the border check. The CMC is headed by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Twenty Indian soldiers were killed in clashes in the Galvan Valley on June 15 last year.