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India, China “Minor Face-Off” In Sikkim Last Week, Resolved By Officers



The Naku La cross connects Sikkim to the Tibet area in China. (File)

New Delhi:

Indian and Chinese troopers clashed alongside the Line of Actual Control close to Naku La cross in Sikkim final week, the military confirmed at this time.

The clashes befell on January 20, when a Chinese patrol tried to cross into Indian Territory. There have been minor accidents on either side, sources stated.

“We have received several queries regarding a face-off between Indian Army and PLA troops in Sikkim sector. It is clarified that there was a minor face-off at Naku La area of North Sikkim on 20 January and the same was resolved by local commanders as per established protocols,” stated the military in an announcement.

The military added that the media ought to “refrain from overplaying or exaggerating reports which are factually incorrect”.

The Naku La cross, positioned at an altitude of 19,000 toes, connects Sikkim to the Tibet area in China and is understood to be a delicate space.


Troops of either side final clashed in the identical area in May 2020, simply days earlier than an unprecedented escalation when 20 Indian troopers and an unknown variety of Chinese troopers have been killed in a bodily conflict in Galwan Valley in jap Ladakh.

India and China have since been locked in a standoff alongside the border in Ladakh. New Delhi has stated Beijing should restore established order to defuse rigidity.

The two sides held the ninth spherical of navy talks yesterday and discussions went on for 15 hours, until round 2.30 AM at Chushul in Eastern Ladakh.

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