Indian and Chinese troops were involved in face off at Naku La in North Sikkim which resulted in minor injuries to several soldiers on both sides. The face off took place near Naku La in Sikkim along Sino- Indo border. Temporary face offs took place as boundaries are not resolved and troops resolve such issues mutually as per established protocols.
Incident of face-off took place between the Indian Army & PLA troops on Sunday and, as a result of aggressive behaviour, minor injuries took place on both the sides. Troops disengaged after dialogue and interaction at the local level. Such an incident occurred after a long time, sources added. Army sources said on Sunday. Around four Indian and seven chinese soldiers were injured during the face off that consisted of 150 soldiers. This is not the first time that the Indian and Chinese soldiers have displayed aggressive behaviour, in August 2017, the troops from both the sides pelted stones at each other. The incident had taken place near Pangong lake in Ladakh.
Troops from People's Liberation party and the Indian army display aggressive behaviour near the Naku La sector. Naku La is a pass in North Sikkim at an altitude of more than 5,000 metres above Mean Sea Level. The 2017 standoff that took place in Ladakh had heightened tensions between the two economies. It took place after China had built a road south of Doklam, an area that both China and Bhutan claimed belonged to them.
The standoff kept on running for 73 days and was eventually resolved after PLA stopped the road construction and Indian troops withdrew. After that, both the countries have tried to build ties followed by many events including first-ever informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan in 2018 which paved the way for the normalisation of the ties.
Several soldiers were injured in the border stand-off as they exchanged blows.— Indo-Pacific News (@IndoPac_Info) May 10, 2020
“Four Indian soldiers and seven Chinese troops suffered injuries during the confrontation that involved around 150 soldiers,” said the second officer cited above.