India, China face-off near LOC in Arunachal’s Tawang


Indian and Chinese troops clashed near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh on December 9. Troops from both sides suffered minor injuries.

Sources said that People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops contacted the LAC in Tawang sector which was contested by Indian troops in a firm and resolute manner that led to a face-off between the two sides.

“In certain areas along the LAC in the Tawang Sector in Arunachal Pradesh there are areas of differing perception, wherein both sides patrol the area upto their claim lines. This has been the trend since 2006. On 09 December 2022, PLA troops contacted the LAC in Tawang Sector which was contested by their own troops in a firm and resolute manner. This face-off led to minor injuries to few personnel from both sides,” PRO(D) Tezpur said.

Sources, cited by ANI, said that the Chinese had come heavily prepared with around 300 soldiers but didn’t expect the Indian side also to be well prepared. “Indian troops in the area of face-off in Tawang gave befitting response to Chinese troops. The number of Chinese soldiers injured is more than that of Indian soldiers,” they said.

However, both sides immediately disengaged from the area.

Following the incident, India’s Commander in the area held a Flag Meeting with his counterpart to discuss the issue in accordance with structured mechanisms to restore peace.