Troops clash- Indian and Chinese troops were recently engaged in a face-off. This is for a few hours along the Line of Actual Control(LAC) in the Arunachal Pradesh sector, the news agency reported . The face-off fell after the talks between the local commanders as per existing protocols.
There have been a number of border incidents between the Indian and Chinese troops along the LAC. It happened in last few years. “Such kinds of incidents will continue to occur till such time that a long-term solution is reached. hat is to have a boundary agreement. And that should be the thrust of our efforts so that we have lasting peace along the northern (China) border,” Army Chief General M M Naravane had said in September.
The border standoff between the Indian and Chinese armies had escalated . This is after the Galwan Valley clashes on June 15 last year. Twenty Indian Army personnel laid down their lives in the clashes. This marked the most serious military conflicts between the two sides in decades.
As a result of a series of military and diplomatic talks, the two sides completed the disengagement process. It happened in Gogra area last month.
In February, the two sides completed the withdrawal of troops and weapons. It happened from the north and south banks of the Pangong lake in line with an agreement on disengagement.
Each side currently has around 50,000 to 60,000 troops along the LAC (Line of Actual Control) in the sensitive sector.
In 2017, Indian and Chinese troops fought in a 73-day stand-off in Doklam tri-junction . This even triggered fears of a war between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
Earlier in August, India and China had disengaged troops from the Gogra heights area. They moved them back to their permanent bases.
In the 12th round of military talks, India and China had agreed to disengage troops from patrolling point 17A. This is one of the friction points between the two countries in the eastern Ladakh region.
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