According to sources on Monday, there were minor casualties “to a few personnel” from both sides of the conflict between Indian and Chinese troops in the Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday. Both sides then quickly withdrew from the area.
“On 9th Dec 2022, PLA troops contacted the LAC in Tawang Sector of Arunachal Pradesh which was contested by Indian troops in a firm and resolute manner. This face-off led to minor injuries to a few personnel from both sides. Both sides immediately disengaged from the area,” sources confirmed to news agency ANI.
At Yangtse, 35 kilometres to the northeast of Tawang, one of the major clashes in this region occurred in October 2021. The Indian side had prevented the Chinese from climbing to the summit of the 17,000-foot peak. The region is currently covered in snow and will be till March.This is the first physical confrontation between the two factions since the clash in August 2020 close to Rinchen La in eastern Ladakh.