An Indian diplomat has decided to
the opening and closing ceremony of Winter Olympics in Beijing
where China has chosen as torchbearer a soldier who fought in
Ladakh's Galwan Valley
against Indian troops in 2020.
The foreign ministry today called it "regrettable" that the Chinese side has chosen to
an event like the Olympics
, a regiment commander in the People's Liberation Army who sustained a serious head injury during the fighting, was among the
1,200 torchbearers in the Games.
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He was feted as a hero by the
Chinese state media
which reported his inclusion in the games.
Twenty Indian soldiers
were killed in the clash in Galwan in June 2020 -- a first in nearly six decades. The stand-off it created is yet to be resolved.
Only one athlete from the country '
skier Arif Mohammad Khan'
is participating in the Winter Olympics.
Shortly after the foreign ministry's announcement, national broadcaster Doordarshan said it
will not live telecast
the opening or closing ceremony.