Following the incident, India's commander in the area held a flag meeting with his counterpart to resolve the matter in accordance...
Digital Desk: Indian and Chinese troops battled near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, on December 9, resulting in minor injuries on both sides, according to news agency ANI.
"On December 9, 2022, PLA troops contacted the LAC in the Tawang Sector of Arunachal Pradesh, which was contested by Indian troops in a firm and resolute manner. This face-off led to minor injuries to a few personnel from both sides. Both sides immediately disengaged from the area," said ANI, quoting sources.
Following the incident, India's commander in the area held a flag meeting with his counterpart to resolve the matter in accordance with organized protocols to restore peace and tranquillity.
"There are regions of divergent perception along the LAC in the Tawang Sector in Arunachal Pradesh, where both sides monitor the area up to their respective claim lines. Since 2006, this has been the prevailing pattern," sources added.
Notably, in October last year, Indian troops intercepted Chinese soldiers in the same area. Around 200 People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers were intercepted near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh.
However, this is the first such clash between Indian and Chinese forces to be reported since the one in May 2020, which took place near the disputed Pangong Lake in Ladakh. Following a violent altercation in the Pangong lake regions, the Indian and Chinese forces engaged in a standoff along the eastern Ladakh border on May 5, 2020.
Both sides gradually increased their deployment by bringing in tens of thousands of soldiers and heavy equipment. Following a series of military and diplomatic talks, the two sides concluded the disengagement process on the north and south banks of Pangong Lake, as well as in the Gogra area, last year. Currently, each side has between 50,000 and 60,000 soldiers deployed along the LAC in the sensitive area.