What the US Said About India-China Border Clash in Arunachal Pradesh
India-China border conflict: A clash between Indian and Chinese troops at the Tawang Sector in Arunachal Pradesh resulted in minor injuries for both sides.
Washington: The White House stated that the Biden administration was happy that India and China quickly separated after clashing in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector.
Karine Jean-Pierre, White House Press Secretary, stated that the US was closely monitoring the situation and encouraged both sides to use existing bilateral channels to address disputed boundaries.
“We are happy both sides have quickly disengaged themselves from the clashes. “We are closely monitoring the situation, and encourage India to use existing bilateral channels for discussing disputed boundaries,” Karine Jean-Pierre said on India-China clashes.
A clash between Chinese and Indian troops took place in Tawang Sector in Arunachal Pradesh, resulting in minor injuries for both sides. The Indian troops that were deployed in the area of face-off gave a fitting response to the Chinese troops.
The number of Chinese soldiers who were injured in the clash was greater than that of Indian soldiers.
Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister, stated that the Indian Army stopped the Chinese Army’s transgression of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), in Arunachal’s Yangtse sector on December 9.
“I would like to assure you that no Indian soldier has been killed or seriously injured. I can also assure you that the Army is capable of protecting the country’s territorial integrity. Any transgression will be dealt with by the Army. “I am certain that the House will support our bravery and courage as armed forces,” said the Defence Minister in Parliament on Tuesday.
PLA troops clashed in Yangtse, Arunachal Pradesh with three Indian Army units belonging to different infantry regiments. This thwarted their attempts to alter the status quo along the Line of Actual Control.
Sources close to the scene told ANI that troops from three different battalions, including Jammu and Kashmir Rifles and Jat regiment, were present at the site of the clash when the Chinese attempted to unilaterally alter the status quo.
For the clash, the Chinese were equipped with sticks, clubs and other weapons. They also stated that the Indian troops were prepared for the clash because they knew the intentions of their adversary.
One unit of the Indian Army was leaving the area and was being replaced by another. The Chinese decided to clash with the Indian Army on the same day that both units were in the area. Every year, the Chinese Army troops attempt to enter these areas and patrol their claim line. India doesn’t allow this.
The Chinese military has been aggressively acting in Yangtse, near the Holydip and Parikrama areas on the Line of Actual Control, where the Chinese side has been opposing Indian position.