Indian and Chinese Soldiers ‘mismatch on border’ in Sikkim
Dozens of Indian and Chinese soldiers have interchanged substantial blows in a mismatch on the shared border, Indian media confirms.
Seven Chinese and four Indian soldiers were injured, an army official reportedly said, near the Naku La sector in the border state of Sikkim.
Local commanders spoke and settled the argument, which took place on Saturday.
The two countries have engaging claims over their shared 3,400 kilometre (2,100 mile) border.
“Sometimes stand-offs involve chest-bumping, pushing and shoving, and throwing stones at each other,” BBC South Asia Editor Anbarasan Ethirajan reports.
The most resent tense face-off took place near the Naku La sector in Sikkim, more than 5,000 metres (16,400ft) above sea level in the Himalayas.
“China and India fought a war over the border in 1962.”
Back in 2017, the two countries also fought in the region after China wanted to enlarge a border road through a wrangled plateau.
“Though both countries send out patrols that often engage in physical stand-offs, no bullet has been fired over the border in the last four decades.”