Indian soldiers thrash, push back Chinese soldiers at Naku La in Sikkim; 20 PLA soldiers injured


The Indian Army foiled an attempt by the Chinese to intrude across the border in Sikkim, sources have told India Today. At least 20 PLA soldiers have been injured in the clash that reportedly took place three days ago.

New Delhi: India foiled an attempt by the Chinese to intrude across the border at Naku La in North Sikkim last week, sources have told India Today.

Sources said Chinese soldiers tried to cross the border last week but were challenged by Indian soldiers in Naku La in North Sikkim, which resulted in a clash.

Around 20 Chinese soldiers were injured in the clash at Naku La in Sikkim. On the Indian side, four soldiers sustained injuries, sources added.

The Indian Army soldiers, however, successfully managed to push back China despite hostile weather conditions in North Sikkim.

The situation at the clash site in Sikkim is tense, but stable, sources told India Today on Monday.

A senior source said the Indian forces have been maintaining a strict vigil despite inhospitable weather conditions along the Indian territory,

The latest incident comes months after the fatal face-off that took place on June 15 when PLA soldiers clashed with Indian troops close to patrol point 14 in the Galwan valley of eastern Ladakh.

The incident upsets the semblance of tense calm along the territories which the two sides have been manning with huge deployment of forces and military hardware in toughest weather conditions.

India and China held the ninth round of military talks to defuse border tensions in eastern Ladakh on Sunday. The talks, which finished around 2.30 am and lasted for more than 15 hours, were held at Moldo opposite Chushul in eastern Ladakh sector.

Amid diplomatic and military talks to find an amicable solution, close to 100,000 Indian and Chinese troops are deployed in eastern Ladakh as both sides have been holding on to their ground and showing readiness for a long-haul. (India Today )

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