India-China troops clash in Arunachal’s Tawang; soldiers injured on both sides

Sources also said that the injuries were minor and that the two sides immediately disengaged from the area.

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By: TNI Team
Updated: 12 December, 2022 9:19 pm IST
Source: @detresfa_

The Indian and Chinese troops clashed on December 9 along the Line of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang region. Soldiers on both side of the border are reported to have been injured in the skirmishes. As per sources, at least six soldiers were injured in India-China clash in Tawang sector and they have been brought to Guwahati for treatment.

Sources also said that the injuries were minor and that the two sides immediately disengaged from the area.

Tawang has been an area of interest for China because of its Tibetan Buddhism links.

On September 30, 2021, 200 Chinese soldiers crossed into Indian territory in Tawang, the north-western district of Arunachal Pradesh, which shares a boundary with Bhutan to its west and Tibet in the north. Military patrol parties of India and China stood face to face for hours just north-east of Tawang. However, matters were deescalated without any combat.

During the Sino-Indian war of 1962, Tawang fell briefly under Chinese control, but China withdrew its troops at the end of the war. Tawang again came under Indian administration.

The fresh round of clash between the patrol parties of both countries puts a break on the disengagement in border skirmishes since the June 15, 2020 incident in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed and several others were injured in violent clashes with the People’s Liberation Army troops in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.

On June 15 last year, Ladakh’s Galwan Valley witnessed a violent clash between the Armies of India and China. 20 Indian soldiers were killed. The event  led to a military standoff with China and at least 11 rounds of military talks for the de-escalation process to begin.

The Line of Actual Control (LAC) is a notional demarcation line that separates Indian-controlled territory from Chinese-controlled territory in the Sino-Indian border dispute.


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