China has urged India to control troops on the border and work with China to maintain peace.
According to the Reuters news agency, regarding the recent clashes along the border in the Tawang sector of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, a spokesman for the Western Theater Command of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) said that to disrupt the routine patrolling of Chinese troops. Indian troops illegally crossed the Line of Actual Control.
“We urge India to strictly control and restrain the soldiers on the front line,” he said.
On a border ridge, patrol teams from both sides came face-to-face and tangled, with some soldiers injured when they fell on the rocky surface, Indian defense sources told Reuters.
According to two more sources, about six Indian soldiers were slightly injured in this incident.
It may be recalled that a few soldiers were injured in clashes between India and China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the state of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday, after which the forces of both the countries retreated.
On Tuesday, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that on December 9, the Indian Army prevented Chinese troops from entering the country’s borders, and soldiers from both sides were injured in the clashes.
The Indian Defense Minister had further said that none of their soldiers were killed and no one was seriously injured.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that the PLA has tried to unilaterally change the situation by crossing the Line of Actual Control in Tawang sector.
He further said that the Indian Army strongly countered this attempt by China, preventing the PLA from entering the Indian border and forcing them to confine themselves back to their posts.
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China also said in a statement that according to the information provided, the situation on the border is currently normal.