Skirmish between the Indian and Chinese army in a disputed area. Dozens of injuries were reported.
Published on 13.12.2022
New clashes between Chinese and Indian soldiers on the Himalayan border causing injuries on both sides. 300 Chinese soldiers armed with bladed weapons clashed with around fifty Indian soldiers in Arunachal Pradesh, NE India, near Bhutan.
Reuters reports that Indian and Chinese troops were slightly injured in a clash on December 9: Indian army.
Indian and Chinese soldiers were lightly injured in a clash in Tawang sector in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh on December 9, the Indian army said on Monday, the first such incident since the deadly clash between the two neighbors in June 2020.
An Indian army truck drives on the Tezpur-Tawang highway, which leads to the Chinese border, in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Arunachal Pradesh is located at the eastern end of India and shares a border with China.
“Both sides immediately disengaged from the area,” the military said, adding that the incident was monitored by its commander in the area who held a meeting with his Chinese counterpart to discuss the matter.
A spokesman for India’s foreign ministry did not respond to a request for comment, while a defense spokesman declined to comment on injuries sustained by Indian or Chinese soldiers during the skirmish.
Neither the Chinese Foreign Ministry nor its embassy in New Delhi responded to a request for comment.
The 3,800 km (2,360 mile) undemarcated border between the Asian giants has remained largely peaceful since the 1962 war, before clashes two years ago plunged relations.