A scuffle took place between Indian and Chinese troops in the Tawang region of Arunachal Pradesh on 9 December 2022.
According to the statement of Indian Army, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops contacted the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Tawang Sector which was contested by Indian troops in a firm and resolute manner. The stand-off has resulted in minor injuries to a few personnel from both sides.
“Both sides immediately disengaged from the area. As a follow-up of the incident, our Commander in the area held a Flag Meeting with his counterpart to discuss the issue in accordance with structured mechanisms to restore peace and tranquility,” Army’s statement read.
The sources have said that the face-off happened in Yangtzee region of eastern Tawang.
Both the sides have been patroling upto their claim lines since 2006.
A similar transgression had occurred in June 2016, when around 250 PLA troops had transgressed into the Tawang area. No injuries were reported then.
A major clash had happened along the Line of Actual Control in June, 2020 in Galwan vally of Ladakh. Since then, Indo-China relations have been deteriorating, however, disengagement in some areas has taken place.