An aggressive confrontation between the Indian and Chinese troops, involving around 150 soldiers took place in Sikkim’s Naku La, a pass in North Sikkim ,on Saturday leaving four Indian soldiers and seven Chinese soldiers injured.
Confirming the incident, the Army said, “Aggressive behaviour and minor injuries on both sides took place. It was disengaged after dialogue and interaction at local level.”
The confrontation took place when both Indian and Chinese troops were on regular patrolling. This sector is not traditionally prone to face-offs between the Indian and Chinese armies that often clash at the LAC given the difference in perception of border limits.
Since the Doklam border issue between the two countries in 2017, India has underlined the importance of maintaining peace and tranquility along the border to maintain overall ties between the two countries.