India China engage in fresh face-off in Arunachal's Tawang

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India and China (image: Pixabay)
India and China (image: Pixabay)

New Delhi : Indian and Chinese troops have been reportedly engaged in fresh facepff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near Yangtse in the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh last week. It has been learned that the face-off happened when a Chinese patrol tried to cross LAC and enter the Indian territory.

The brief face-off it was resolved following talks between local commanders of the two sides as per established protocols, sources familiar with the development said on Friday (Oct. 8).

This comes with in a month when intrusion from Chinese Army was reported in Uttarakhand.

The incident came to light days before another round of high-level military talks between the two sides on the eastern Ladakh row.

The high level commander talks are scheduled for later this week. 

About the fresh face-off, the sources said both sides undertake patrolling activities up to their line of perception and whenever the troops come face-to-face, the situation is managed according to established protocols.

The physical engagement of Indian and Chinese troops likely lasted for a few hours before both sides disengaged.

“Physical engagement can last for a few hours prior to disengaging as per mutual understanding. However, there has been no damage to defences,” PTI quoted a source.

“The India-China border has not been formally demarcated and, hence, there is a difference in perception of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the countries,” the person said.