Chinese People’s Liberation Army intruded the tawang sector in Arunachal pradesh escalating the border tension among India-China.
On the 9th of December, Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops Intruded the Tawang sector in Arunachal Pradesh, resulting in a confrontation with the Indian army at the Line of Actual Control, said the Indian Army. Indian Troops resisted this intrusion with “firmness” and forced the Chinese troops to go back to their original position. Both Indian and Chinese soldiers suffered injuries during the clash. Injured Army personnel were sent to the hospital in Guwahati for further treatment. The Indian government is closely monitoring the situation and the development along the borders.
A recent development in the clash
The defence minister of India, Mr Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha Told that on the 9th of December, PLA troops carried out an intrusion in the Yangtse area of the Tawang sector across LOC and attempted to change the status QUO unilaterally.
The local commander of the Indian army met with his Chinese counterpart after the clash to de-escalate the situation and to further maintain the peace in the region. This matter has been raised with the Chinese side on the diplomatic level, added the minister
The invasion of China on the border is rapidly increasing within 2-3 years of period. As India stands on its policy of working on its own infrastructural and defence sector development, China always provoking and creating psychological warfare-like situations to disrupt normalcy and peace in the reason.
The reaction of China after the Tawang sector clash
After a very strong reaction from Defence minister Rajnath Singh and Home minister Amit shah, Chinese counterparts also reacted to this incident, The spokesperson of Chinese external affairs told that the situation on India- the China border is normal now. During the press conference, He responded that both countries are working to de-escalate the border-related situation through diplomatic channels.
History of India- China border dispute:
This is not the first time China intruded on the border; Some recent past border dispute between India and China is depicted in the Timeline Below.
5th May 2020: Chinese and Indian Troops engaged near Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh.
9th May 2020: Skirmish in Naku la area, Sikkim Injuries on both sides.
15th June 2020: Galwan Valley clash, Both China and India admit heavy casualties.
29/30 August 2020: India takes control of multiple heights along the Kailash Range. Indian Army and PLA face-off for the first time on the southern bank of Pangong Tso.
23 May 2021: The Indian Army denies a report published in The Hindu about a minor face-off taking place in Galwan in early May 2021.
26th July 2021: Chinese “civilians” enter the Indian area at Charding Nala in the Demchok sector and set up tents and refuse to leave.
09th dec 2022: Tawang sector clash
Apart from the ongoing intrusion and talks on different diplomatic channels, India has ramped up their Border area infrastructure in the recent past to make itself ready for combating any situation within its territory.