Chinese, Indian Troops Injured In Fresh Border ‘Face-off’: Sources


Chinese, Indian troops clash

Indian and Chinese troops engaged in a fresh “face-off” on their disputed Himalayan border last week, leaving several injured on both sides, sources said Monday.

The incident on December 9 led to “minor injuries to (a) few personnel from both sides”, one source said. Another source, from the Indian army, said at least six Indian soldiers were hurt.

Chinese soldiers came close to the area near the Line of Actual Control — the de facto border — where it had been agreed that neither side would patrol, the sources said.

This move was “contested by… (Indian) troops in a firm and resolute manner”, the first source said.

After the skirmish both sides “immediately disengaged from the area”, the source added.

An Indian commander later held a meeting with a Chinese counterpart “to discuss the issue in accordance with structured mechanisms to restore peace and tranquillity”.

China and India fought a war in 1962 over their long and disputed border.

Tensions have simmered between the countries since a clash in 2020 that left 20 Indian soldiers and at least four Chinese troops dead.