New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has called for a high-level meeting after stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops near Tawang at Arunachal Pradesh Line of Actual Control. As per ABP News sources, the meeting will be held with Army Chief General Manoj Pandey and Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan.
Senior commanders of the Air Force and Navy will also be present in the meeting and Defense Minister is expected to give a statement on the incident in Parliament later in the day.
Chief of Defence Staff Gen Anil Chauhan, Services Chiefs to brief Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the security situation along the Line of Actual Control with China. The security forces updated him recently on the clashes between troops of both sides in Tawang: Defence Sources pic.twitter.com/hwMAvQI0ps
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More than 30 Indian soldiers suffered injuries during the face-off. At least six soldiers injured in the clash in Tawang sector were brought to Guwahati for treatment, sources had told ABP News.
Indian and Chinese troops clashed near the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector on December 9. The face-off saw personnel from both sides sufferring minor injuries, ANI reported. The development comes as India and China are engaged in talks to resolve another standoff in eastern Ladakh.
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The Indian troops resolutely confronted the Chinese PLA soldiers. Injuries on the Chinese side were reportedly “much higher than on the Indian side”, sources said.
“Indian troops in Tawang gave befitting response to Chinese troops. Number of Chinese soldiers injured is more than that of Indian soldiers. The Chinese had come heavily prepared with around 300 soldiers but didn’t expect Indian side also to be well prepared,” ANI quoted military sources as saying. Both sides then immediately disengaged from the area.