Indian and Chinese troops clash at disputed border
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed last week along a disputed border in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, resulting in minor injuries on both sides, the Indian military said Monday. .
An Indian army statement said troops from both sides “immediately disengaged” after Friday’s clash in Tawang sector, Arunachal Pradesh.
There was no immediate comment from the Chinese side.
In June 2020, a clash in the Karakoram Mountains in the Galwan Valley in the Ladakh region sparked tensions between India and China after soldiers fought with stones, fists and clubs. At least 20 Indian soldiers and four Chinese soldiers died, and the countries stationed tens of thousands of troops backed by artillery, tanks and fighter jets along the Line of Effective Control.
The Line of Actual Control separates Chinese and Indian territories from Ladakh in the west to the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims in its entirety. India and China fought a war over the border in 1962.
After multiple meetings between military commanders, some Indian and Chinese soldiers have withdrawn from a key sticking point in Ladakh since the 2020 clash, but tensions between the two Asian giants have persisted.