13 Dec 2022

Tawang Clash: What China Said On Faceoff With India In Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi: China on Tuesday said the situation in the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh along the border with India was generally stable. On December 9, the troops of the two countries had clashed , resulting in minor injuries to some soldiers on both sides.
Senior Colonel Long Shaohua, spokesman of the Western Theatre Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) said the clash on December 9 took place when Chinese troops on regular patrol on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control were blocked by Indian soldiers.
Asked about the incident, Wang said, "As far as we know, the current border situation between China and India is generally stable."

Senior Colonel Long said on December 9, the border defence forces organised regular patrol on the Chinese side of the LAC in "Dongzhang" area in the eastern sector of the China-India border, which was "blocked by the Indian Army illegally crossing the line".
"Our troops' response is professional, firm and standard, which has helped to stabilise the situation. Both sides have been under disengagement since then," Long said.
"We ask the Indian side to strictly control and restrain the front-line forces and work with the Chinese side to maintain peace and tranquility along," he said.

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