Itanagar: Chinese PLA troops clashed with Indian Army jawans at Yangste near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.
According to delayed reports, about 300 Chinese PLA troops, on December 9, tried to get access to the top of a 17,000-ft peak along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at Yangste near Tawang. The area is now under snow.
The Chinese troops wanted to uproot an Indian Army post. The attempt by the PLA soldiers was thwarted by Indian Army jawans, the reports said.
Soldiers from both sides were injured in the clash. At least Indian six soldiers were injured in the clash and were airlifted to te Base Hospital in Guwahati for treatment.
Both sides immediately disengaged from the area. On December 10, Indian Army commander in the area held a Flag Meeting with his Chinese counterpart to discuss the issue to restore peace along the LAC.
Earlier, Indian troops had intercepted Chinese soldiers in the same region in October last year.
Around 200 People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers were intercepted close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh in 2021.