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  • 26 January, 2021

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India China Border disputes: Naku La

India China Border disputes: Naku La

  • India China Border disputes have gone a long way now.
  • Indian and Chinese troops clashed at Naku La in north Sikkim last week, in what the Army termed a “minor face-off”, resulting in some minor injuries on both sides, it has been learnt.
  • “It is clarified that there was a minor face-off at Naku La area of north Sikkim on January 20, 2021, and the same was resolved by local commanders as per established protocols,” the Army said in a statement.
  • The clash occurred as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops attempted to intrude into Indian territory, a defence source said.

May 9 clash

  • There was a clash at Naku La on the night of May 9 last, which also saw injuries on both sides.
  • There was a clash at Pangong Tso also at that time as the nine-month-long stand-off began at several locations across Eastern Ladakh.
  • The clash occurred amid high alert and heavy deployment of troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on both sides since the stand-off began.
  • With peak winters and extremely low temperatures, the situation has been largely quiet as both sides dug in while diplomatic and military-level talks continue attempts to work out an agreement for disengagement and de-escalation.

Source: TH

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