20 Indian soldiers died at the Galwan valley on June 15, but the cause of death due to drowning or as a result of drowning cannot be confirmed.
The Indian Express reportedly spoke on condition of anonymity, to a medical officer treating the Indian soldiers at the hospital in Leh. The office said many soldiers had multiple stab wounds and severe fractures as a result of falling from a high location. The injuries sustained by the soldiers indicate they were beaten up. Many Indian soldiers were retrieved from the lake, which was at a freezing temperature. However, it can be confirmed that many soldiers died due to their injuries, but some of them drowning to death in the lake cannot be verified as there is no official confirmation.