First fighting between Indian and Chinese forces since the Galwan incident, near the Lao-Arunachal border.
On December 9, Indian and Chinese soldiers engaged in combat close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh. Both sides’ troops received minor wounds.
According to sources, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops made contact with the LAC in the Tawang area, which Indian troops resisted in a hard and determined way, resulting in a confrontation between the two sides.
“There are regions of different perception along the LAC in the Tawang Sector of Arunachal Pradesh, where both sides monitor the area up to respective claim lines. The pattern started in 2006, thus. On December 9, 2022, PLA troops made contact with the LAC in the Tawang Sector, which was fiercely resisted by own troops. During this altercation, a few employees on both sides suffered minor injuries, according to PRO(D) Tezpur.
ANI reported sources who claimed that while the Chinese had arrived well-prepared with some 300 soldiers, they hadn’t anticipated that the Indian side would also be well-prepared. “Indian soldiers in the Tawang battle zone responded appropriately to Chinese soldiers. More Chinese soldiers have been hurt than Indian soldiers, they claimed.
However, both parties left the area right away.
After the incident, India’s commander in the region met with his counterpart for a flag meeting to resolve the matter in accordance with organised procedures to restore peace and calm.
According to the news agency PTI, at least 6 soldiers who were hurt in the India-China conflict in the Tawang sector were treated in Guwahati.
An official from the defence department confirmed the occurrence and stated that “Chinese side injuries were substantially higher than Indian side casualties.”
According to sources cited by news agency ANI, Indian and Chinese troops engaged in a brief battle at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh last year. However, the conflict was settled through negotiations amongst the regional commanders in accordance with accepted etiquette.
FIRST COMBUSTION SINCE GALWAN
After a violent altercation in 2020 in the Galwan Valley of Ladakh over Chinese presence, this is the first conflict between the military of the two nations.
In the largest fight between the two military since their 1967 clashes in Nathu La, up to 20 Indian soldiers were killed in June 2020. On India’s side of the LAC, the PLA had set up tents and an observation station, but they decided to remove them following a deal. But on the evening of June 15, things grew hot and there was a five-hour altercation. Twenty Indian soldiers died during the standoff, including Colonel Suresh Babu, commander of 16 Bihar. Beijing refused to acknowledge that there were also losses on the Chinese side.
Politicians comment on the collision.
Tuesday in Parliament, Congress is set to introduce a motion to debate the China-India conflict. The conflict, according to Congressman Manish Tewari, is regrettable.
The Clash is regrettable. Galwan 2020 took place in Eastern Ladakh, which is in the far northeastern region of Arunachal Pradesh. A thorough discussion in Parliament is warranted on China’s military posture and political stance toward India, particularly in light of the CCP’s 20th Congress, he tweeted.
China’s border measures, according to Congress, are “absolutely intolerable.” “. “We are proud of the Indian Army’s gallantry. China’s border measures are completely unacceptable. We have frequently attempted to wake up the government over the past two years, but the Modi administration is just attempting to bury the issue in order to preserve its political reputation. This is leading to China’s increasing audacity “Jairam Ramesh, the Congress general secretary in charge of communications, tweeted.
Randeep Surjewala, a Congress lawmaker, suggested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi respond to the altercation in Parliament.
Government sources, however, claimed that the government has never backed down from a debate or inquiry. “The government is ready with the incident’s facts. A decision will be made regarding whether the defence minister should address the house, “they claimed.
Arvind Kejriwal, the mayor of Delhi and leader of the Aam Aadmi Party, prayed for the soldiers’ quick recovery. “The pride of this nation is its warriors. I commend his fortitude and ask God for a swift recovery “Tweeted he.
AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi asked the government why the people has been kept in the dark for days about the confrontation
The news coming out of Arunachal Pradesh is scary and worrying. The administration has kept the people in the dark about a significant conflict between Indian and Chinese military for days. Why didn’t the Parliament receive notice when it was in session? “He queried.
“The incident’s specifics remain vague. What led to the altercation? Shots were fired, or was it just like Galwan? How many troops have suffered injuries? What state are they in? Why is it impossible for the Parliament to publicly back the soldiers in their efforts to make a strong statement to China? “Tweeted he.
The Lok Sabha MP asserted that the army is always able to respond to the Chinese in a suitable manner. “This humiliation of China is the result of Modi’s inadequate political leadership. In Parliament, this needs to be discussed immediately. On this matter, I shall make an adjournment request tomorrow,” he declared.
Shashi Tharoor, a congressman, expressed his pride in Indian soldiers for resisting the PLA.
“I’ve long argued that Tawang is important to China because they want to prevent the possibility of discovering a future Dalai Lama where the sixth DL was born. He tweeted: “I’m proud of our soldiers for battling the PLA.