In recent weeks, fighter jets were scrambled “two-three times” over Arunachal Pradesh to prevent Chinese violations.
According to sources, the Indian Aviation Force has begun aggressive combat patrols over Arunachal Pradesh after spotting “increased Chinese air activity.” In the last several weeks, they admitted, fighter jets had to be launched “two or three times” to thwart China.
Arunachal Pradesh’s Line of Actual Control (LAC), according to reliable sources, was violated by Chinese aircraft after the Air Force spotted them flying dangerously close to it. This follows a battle between Chinese and Indian forces along the LAC on December 9 in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.
According to Rajnath Singh, Chinese forces “tried to violate the LAC in Yangtse, Tawang, and unilaterally change the status quo.” Chinese soldiers returned to their positions as a result of Indian military officers’ prompt involvement. He added that the matter had also been brought up through diplomatic channels, adding that the Chinese were asked to “refrain from such actions and maintain peace and calm along the border” in a conference of commanders.
The Defence Minister made a brief statement in which he claimed that “none of our soldiers perished or was gravely hurt.” An opposition walkout then occurred.
Without addressing the conflict, China stated that the situation on the border was “basically steady.” “As far as we can tell, the situation along the China-India border is stable overall. Through diplomatic and military channels, both sides have continuously maintained an open communication over the border problem; it is hoped that the Indian side will follow China’s lead in this regard “said Wang Wenbin, a spokeswoman for the Chinese foreign ministry.
Rajnath Singh met separately with the three military commanders and Prime Minister Narendra Modi before making his statement in parliament to discuss the government’s response.
According to the authorities, these conflicts have been occurring since 2006 as a result of “differing perceptions” of the border. There are places of divergent perception along the LAC in the Tawang Sector of Arunachal Pradesh, where both sides monitor the area up to respective claim lines, according to sources.
As stated by the government, the Indian commander in the region met with his Chinese counterpart under the flag in order to abide by “established methods to restore peace and quiet.”
The confrontations at Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh in June 2020, which resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers and more than 40 Chinese soldiers, marked a significant escalation in border tensions between China and India.
The two countries then engaged in a number of clashes, one of which took place on the South Bank of Pangong Lake. Following numerous consultations between military leaders, Chinese and Indian forces withdrew from strategic locations like Gogra-Hot Springs in Ladakh.