"How dare China kill our soldiers? How dare they take our land?" he said.
The Army initially said on Tuesday that an officer and two soldiers were killed. But in a late evening statement it revised the figure to 20 saying 17 others who "were critically injured in the line of duty and exposed to sub-zero temperatures at the standoff location succumbed to their injuries."
Government sources said the Chinese side too suffered "proportionate casualties" but chose not to speculate on the number.
It is the biggest confrontation between the two militaries after their 1967 clashes in Nathu La when India lost around 80 soldiers while over 300 Chinese army personnel were killed in the confrontation.
on Wednesday demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi
to address the nation and call an all party meeting to discuss the situation.
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera took to twitter and wrote, "Respected Prime Minister, please address the sad nation. Please call an all party meeting to evolve a unified political posture amidst this national security crisis."
Another Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha also opined that it is a time for great mature political consensus within India in responding to China's dangerous aggression.
"This is a time for great mature political consensus within India in responding to China's dangerous aggression. I don't care if Modi made several outrageous rhetorical comments against our Congress or UPA government in the past. We must rise. Let's be different. Let's be one," Jha said in a tweet.