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Sunday, January 31, 2021

    Indo-China Tension: Sikkim on Alert

    There was a standoff with blows exchanged at the Naku La pass in North Sikkim between Indian and People's Liberation Army soldiers in May

    Guwahati:  With the escalation of tension on the India-China border in Ladakh, and in light of the one incident reported last month at Naku La, Sikkim Police has upgraded it’s deployment at forward border check -posts.

    A top Sikkim Police official confirmed that an additional platoon of armed police has been deployed to forward check -posts at Sherathang near Nathula and at Thangu in North Sikkim in coordination with the Army.

    Personnel have been carefully picked and have been deployed with proper provisions and arsenal, he informed.

    Sources added, “No person with a medical condition is included in the deployment and the force will carry sufficient ration to last a month.”

    Quoting an internal memo, a source informed that all the personnel were armed and will carry arms and ammunition, bedding and sufficient warm clothing.  

    Reports of Chinese intrusion along Sikkim’s borders is nothing New. 

    There was a standoff with blows exchanged at the Naku La pass in North Sikkim when a patrol party of the People’s Liberation Army was reportedly stopped by Indian soldiers on May 9 this year too. The issue was later resolved at the local level.


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