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Minor face-off in Tawang after Chinese troops infiltrated into Indian territory. India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Last week, a minor face-off between Indian and Chinese troops near Yangtse in Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh escalated after a few hours as per established protocol and mechanism following talks between local commanders.
The “physical engagement” took place after more than 100 Chinese troops infiltrated what India considers its territory about 10 days ago, forcing both sides to make some reinforcements in the area.
“The standoff happened because both sides were patrolling for their respective perceptions line of actual control (LAC), which is not demarcated and contains overlapping claims, and came face to face on that day. The face-off took a few hours before disintegrating. There is no damage to our defense or to the bunkers,” said a source.
“Both sides carry out patrolling activities up to their line of perception of the LAC. Whenever rival patrols meet physically, the situation is managed by both the sides as per the agreed protocol and mechanism,” the source said.
India deploys a large number of troops to Tawang, which China claims to be part of South Tibet, to thwart any misadventure by the PLA. chinese soldiers Several times in the past, Indians have infiltrated across the LAC in the region to damage bunkers and other infrastructure lying vacant in the region.
The new incident comes at a time when India and China will hold the 13th round of Corps Commander-level talks next week to make another effort to defuse the 17-month-old military confrontation in eastern Ladakh.
Indian and Chinese troops were displaced at Pangong Tso-Kailash range area in February and Patrolling Point-17A near Gogra in August, but military at Patrolling Point-15, Demchok and other “friction points” in the strategically located Depsang plains The deadlock still continues.
While both armies continue to deploy around 50,000 troops along the LAC in eastern Ladakh, the PLA has systematically built up more permanent troop shelters as well as strengthened its military position in the high altitude region, as That was earlier reported by TOI.
Army Chief General MM Naravane, while reviewing the operational situation in Ladakh last week, said that PLA deployment in “considerable numbers” continues to increase in forward areas along the 3,488-km LAC stretching from eastern Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh. Be “a matter of concern to us”.
The Indian Army has taken similar measures in terms of military deployment as well as infrastructure development. “We have also included advanced weapons. We are strong, fully prepared to deal with any situation.”
Noting that the situation at the friction points in eastern Ladakh has been “quite normal” for the past six months, Gen Naravane said he expects the 13th round of military talks to take the disengagement process further. will be solved. I firmly believe that we can resolve our differences through dialogue.”


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