The commanding officer of the Chinese unit involved in the India-China clashes was one of the people killed in the Galwan Valley, according to a local Indian media report citing an unnamed source.
However, AFP reports that Beijing's state media played down the deadly border confrontation between troops from both countries and did not reveal casualties on the Chinese side even as social media users urged retaliation.
One person took the time to explain why #WorldWar3 was trending in the first place. User “Emma” said “in case y’all wondering why world war 3 [is] trending. China and India are going at it over a border dispute.”