Situation ‘Stable’ On India Border: China On Clash At Tawang Along LAC

New Delhi: After reports of fresh clash between Indian and Chinese troops at Tawang sector in Arunachal Pradesh along the Line of Actual Control, Beijing said that the situation is ‘stable’ at the border, reported news agency AFP. 

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.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level meeting with Army chief and Chief of Defence Staff earlier today on the situation after which he made statement in the Parliament.

Addressing Lok Sabha, the Union Minister said that no Indian soldier has sustained severe injury or has been martyred in the latest stand-off with China in Arunachal Pradesh. 

“In this face-off, few soldiers on both sides suffered injuries. I’d like to tell this House that none of our soldiers died or suffered any serious injury. With timely intervention of Indian military commanders, PLA soldiers have retreated to their own location, Rajnath Singh said in Lok Sabha. 

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During his address, Rajnath Singh said that Indian troops tackled and stopped the PLA troops who encroached in Yangtse area of Tawang sector and tried to change the status quo.

“On Dec 9 in Yangtse area of Tawang sector PLA troops encroached upon and attempted to change status quo. This attempt was tackled by our troops in a determined manner. Our troops bravely stopped PLA from encroaching upon our territory and forced them to go back to their post”, said the Union Minister.