Both Indian and Chinese soldiers suffered ‘minor injuries’ as the Indian and Chinese troops clashed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh on December 9.
Over 200 Chinese soldiers carrying spiked clubs and sticks clashed with Indian soldiers in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector. The clash near Yangtse along the LAC took place last Friday amid the over 30-month border standoff between the two sides in eastern Ladakh.
Six Indian soldiers were injured in the face-off. They were airlifted to the 151 base hospital in Guwahati’s Basistha for treatment.
It is the first major clash between the Indian and Chinese troops since August 2020 near Rinchen La in eastern Ladakh. In October last year, Indian and Chinese troops were engaged in a brief face-off near Yangtse. The issue was resolved after talks between local commanders of the two sides were held as per established protocols.
The Congress has targeted the BJP-led government over the clash. It has accused the Modi government of suppressing the border issue due to which China was acting with increasing audacity.