India, China troops clash at Naku La in Sikkim; Soldiers from both sides injured
India-China standoff: The Chinese have been asking India to withdraw troops and tanks first from the southern bank but India has been asking for disengagement from all the friction points.
THE KASHMIR ISSUE
New Delhi: Amid India-China standoff, a fresh clash was reported between Indian and Chinese armies in Sikkim’s Nathu La last week.
According to reports, soldiers on both sides were injured after a PLA patrol party attempted to come into Indian territory and was physically blocked.
The incident came just before the ninth round of military-level talks between the neighbours over the Ladakh standoff. (Ladakh standoff: 9th round of India, China Corps Commanders talks last for over 15 hrs )
Troops of India and China involved in a physical brawl along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) last week near Naku La area in Sikkim. Soldiers from both sides are injured. More details awaited: Sources pic.twitter.com/Sff5eVDP1K
— ANI (@ANI) January 25, 2021
The last round of Corps Commander-level talks between both countries was held on November 6 in Chushul in Eastern Ladakh.
India and China have been locked in a bitter standoff along the LAC for more than six months. While China began amassing massive military strength along the LAC, India responded with a befitting build-up.
On August 29-30, India occupied heights along the northern and southern bank of the Pangong Lake which includes dominating positions overlooking the Chinese military deployed in that area.
The Chinese have been asking India to withdraw troops and tanks first from the southern bank but India has been asking for disengagement from all the friction points.