Ground Report | News Desk
Indian and Chinese soldiers got into a face-off on Saturday in North Sikkim, which included aggression resulting in injuries to both sides. The troops disengaged after local level interaction and dialogue, media reports said.
According to reports, during the confrontation between the soldiers of India and China in North Sikkim area, there was fierce debate on both sides. The soldiers on both sides have also suffered minor injuries in this incident. However, it was later put to sleep after the intervention of the authorities. Such tension on the border was seen after a long time.
The incident occurred in Naku La Sector Mansionwar Kohui ahead of Muguthang. This area is at an altitude of 5 thousand meters. One officer said that 4 Indian and 7 Chinese soldiers were hurt.
About 150 soldiers from both countries were involved in the skirmish. On the other hand, the army says, “Temporary and sporadic skirmishes between Indian and Chinese soldiers continue on the border dispute.” However, this time the clash took place after a long time. Both forces resolve the issue under protocol.
This episode also comes at a time tensions between India and China’s ‘all-weather ally,’ Pakistan, have flared up yet again, this time on the issue of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) including in its weather forecast, that of both Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Tension between India and China
In August 2017, Indian and Chinese soldiers threw stones at each other and exchanged blows near Pangong Lake in Ladakh. The clash had aggravated tensions between the two countries as it happened at a time when they were locked in a stand-off in the disputed territory of Doklam in Sikkim.
In August 2017, there was a clash between soldiers from India and China near Pangongzheel in Ladakh. The soldiers of both the countries attacked each other with stones.
The name of this area in India is Doka La, while in Bhutan it is called Doklam. China claims that it is part of its Donglong region. India-China has a 3488 km long border from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh. Its 220 km part comes in Sikkim.