Kolkata: Lieutenant General Rana Pratap Kalita, the GOC-in-C of Eastern Command on Friday said the Indian Army is firmly in control along the Chinese border.
The Eastern Army Commander was reacting on the incident of clash between the PLA troops and Indian Army on December 9 in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Lt Gen Kalita said there are different perceptions of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) by the Indian Army and Chinese PLA at several points.
And in one of these areas in the Tawang sector, PLA troops had transgressed, which was very firmly contested by Indian forces on ground, he said.
“It led to some amount of physical violence, but it was contained at local level resorting to existing bilateral mechanisms and protocols,” the GOC-in-C said, adding that there were some minor injuries to soldiers on both the sides.
The local commanders were able to resolve the issue by carrying out negotiations resorting to existing protocols at a flag meeting, the Army commander said.