Indian Army has constructed a memorial for the 20 soldiers, who lost their lives in the violent clash at Galwan Valley in Ladakh on June 15. The names of the 20 “Gallants of Galwan” are inscribed on the memorial, which was inaugurated earlier this week at Post 120 in Eastern Ladakh.

The memorial shows actions of Col. B Santhosh Babu and his 16 Bihar and attached troops to counter the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Observation Post (OP) from the Y nala (junction).

Calling it Operation Snow Leopard, the Indian troops evicted the PLA OP from Y nala. However, when they reached Patrolling Point 14, a “fierce skirmish” started between the troops of the Indian Army and the PLA.

“Col. B Santhosh Babu led from the front and his troops fought gallantly in a hand to hand combat, causing heavy casualties to the PLA,” reads the inscription on the Galwan memorial.

While 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the clash, China is yet to reveal a number of the casualties. According to news agency PTI, a senior government official said that China has acknowledged the loss of five soldiers’ lives, including a Commanding Officer, in the Galwan valley clash.