India, China soldiers clash at Naku La in Sikkim

New Delhi: Indian and Chinese troops were involved in a face-off last week in a disputed stretch of their shared border in the eastern Himalayas, the Indian army said.

The two sides have been locked in a tense standoff since April in the western Himalayas and since then have bolstered forces all along the border.

"It is clarified that there was a minor face-off at Nakula area of North Sikkim on 20 January 2021 and the same was resolved by local commanders as per established protocols," the Indian army said in a statement.

The two countries have been engaged in a stand-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since April-May last year.

While China began amassing massive military strength along the LAC, India responded with a befitting build-up.

 

 

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