Indian Military soldiers get another thrashing at the Chinese borders
NEW DELHI - The stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops seems far from over as troops from both the countries once again clashed at the Naku La area in northern Sikkim, as soldiers from both sides sustained injuries.
According to Indian media reports, the confrontation took place last Wednesday on January 20 when tensions flared between both sides after the Indian troops stopped a Chinese patrolling party in the region.
The Indian Army termed the incident a "minor stand-off", saying that tensions were "resolved by local commanders as per established protocols".
A source told Indian media that both sides had brought in reinforcements as the physical clash took place. The source added that the "situation is under control" at the border after the brawl.
The Naku La sector, located at an altitude of 5,270-meter, was also one of the original face-off sites when India had accused Chinese troops of intruding into its own territory in May-June last year.
China had denied India's accusations and alleged that Indian troops, on the other hand, were involved in flaring tensions at the disputed border.
Soon after the skirmish, Indian and Chinese troops clashed during a physical brawl last year at the north bank of Pangong Tso on May5-6, another brawl took place at the Naku La sector in north Sikkim.
The confrontation led to both sides amassing troops on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) from Ladakh to Arunchal Pradesh.