Sources told news agency ANI that PLA troops contacted the LAC in Tawang Sector of Arunachal Pradesh, which was contested by Indian troops “in a firm and resolute manner”.
Indian and Chinese army troops clashed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Tawang Sector of Arunachal Pradesh on December 9. Some Indian soldiers were injured in the clash.
Sources told news agency ANI that PLA troops contacted the LAC in 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,” ANI quoted the “sources” as saying.
“As a follow-up of the incident, India’s Commander in the area held a Flag Meeting with his counterpart to discuss the issue in accordance with structured mechanisms to restore peace and tranquillity,” the sources added.
In certain areas along the LAC in the Tawang Sector in Arunachal Pradesh, there are areas of differing perception, wherein both sides patrol the area up to their claim lines. This has been the trend since 2006, the sources said.
An Indian foreign ministry spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Indian and Chinese troops also clashed in June 2020 in hand-to-hand combat in the Galwan valley in Ladakh, abutting the Chinese-held Tibetan plateau.
Twenty Indian soldiers were killed, with China suffering an undisclosed number of casualties, and both sides ramped up their military presence, moving troops, weapons and supplies to the high-altitude desert region.
India and China share an un-demarcated 3,800 km (2,360 mile) frontier, where their troops previously adhered to long-standing protocols to avoid the use of any firearms along the de facto border known as the Line of Actual Control (LAC).