Indian, Chinese troops clash along LAC in Tawang sector; minor injuries on both sides

AP, 13/12: Three months after the last round of troop disengagement in eastern Ladakh signaling restoration of peace, soldiers from India and China clashed once again, this time in Arunachal Pradesh, leading to “minor injuries” to border guarding men from both sides.



Army sources on Monday said on December 9, Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops “contacted” the Line of Actual Control in the Tawang sector. “This was contested by Indian troops in a firm and resolute manner. This face-off led to minor injuries to few personnel from both sides,” they said.


The clash at Yangtse is the first one since the brutal hand-to-hand combat at Galwan and is a major escalation in the two-and-half-year-long confrontation that now appears to be ebbing in eastern Ladakh.


“Both sides immediately disengaged from the area. As a follow-up of the incident, the Indian Army commander in the area held a flag meeting with his counterpart to discuss the issue in accordance with structured mechanisms to restore peace and tranquillity,” sources said.

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