According to sources, the Chinese arrive well-prepare with 300 soldiers, but they did not anticipate the Indian side to be equally well-prepare.
The Chinese Army (PLA) sent up to 300 soldiers to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Tawang Sector of Arunachal Pradesh during the clash with Indian Army soldiers on December 9, but they did not anticipate that the Indian side would also be well-prepared, according to sources quoted by news agency ANI.
The Indian troops deployed in the area of face-off in Tawang sector gave a befitting response to the Chinese troops and the number of Chinese soldiers injured in the clash is more than the Indian soldiers, the ANI report added.
What we know about the conflict between Indian and Chinese forces in Arunachal LAC at this time is as follows:
According to Indian authorities acquainted with the situation, Indian and Chinese troops engaged in combat in the northeastern province of Arunachal Pradesh last week. This was the first such incident between the neighbors since 2020, according to Bloomberg.
On December 9, the incident happened, and there were minor injuries on both sides. According to sources speaking to ANI, both parties have since left the region, and military officers have gathered to talk over the situation.
At least six soldiers require medical attention in Guwahati after getting hurt in the Tawang sector skirmish, according to news agency PTI.
They said that PLA troops made touch with the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang Sector, which Indian troops “contested in a robust and uncompromising way.”
Several regions along the LAC in the Tawang Sector of Arunachal Pradesh, according to the sources, have different perceptions, and both sides monitor the area up to their respective claim lines. The pattern started in 2006, thus.
In the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, which is next to the Tibetan plateau controlled by the Chinese, Indian and Chinese troops had engaged in hand-to-hand fighting in June 2020.
Twenty Indian soldiers died as a result of the incident, while China also sustained an unspecified number of injuries.
Their troops traditionally followed long-standing norms to avoid using any firearms at the de facto boundary known as the Line of Actual Control over the 3,800 kilometers shared by India and China.
Indian and Chinese soldiers engaged in a firefight in a disputed territory in the Nakula region of North Sikkim in January 2021.
A 73-day standoff between Indian and Chinese forces in the Doklam tri-junction area in 2017 even raised concerns of a potential conflict between the two neighbors.