Guwahati: Several Indian soldiers were reportedly injured in a clash with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at Yangtse, Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on December 9, said sources.
Though an official confirmation was awaited, sources added that the face-off led to minor injuries to a few personnel from both sides. Both sides immediately disengaged from the area also, sources added.
The source claimed that a few soldiers sustained fractured limbs during the skirmish and were said to be recuperating at a hospital in Guwahati. Reports said that there were some 600 PLA soldiers when the clashes took place.
Sources added that as a follow-up of the incident, India’s Commander in the area held a Flag Meeting with his counterpart to discuss the issue in accordance with structured mechanisms to restore peace and tranquility.
This was the first incident of its kind after the June 15, 2020 incident when 20 Indian soldiers were killed and several others were injured in violent clashes with the PLA troops in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. Following the Galwan faceoff, the Army has significantly upgrading firepower and infrastructure along the LAC in the Tawang sector and a similar effort has been underway in Arunachal Pradesh.