Tension increased in Arunachal, Indian and Chinese army face to face in Tawang

Itanagar: There is news of a brief face-off between India and China troops in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. The incident took place last week between Indian and Chinese troops near Yangtse in Tawang sector of Arunachal Pradesh and it was resolved after talks between local commanders of both sides as per established protocol. People familiar with this development gave this information on Friday.

According to reports, military patrols of India and China stood face-to-face for hours in the northeast of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh last week. Due to which a situation of tension had arisen between the patrol parties of both the countries. The military commanders of both countries insisted that the other retreat. According to the news, there has been no loss of any kind to both the parties in this incident.

Sources said no one was taken into custody. It just so happened that the patrols came face to face and stood their ground. At the time of the incident, 200 soldiers were present in the patrol party of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China. The incident took place between a 15,200-feet high pass – 25 km east of Bum La in Arunachal Pradesh – and an Indian border post called Yangtse.

Sources said that now the situation has returned to normal. Let us tell you that there is no demarcation of land on LAC and both the countries keep making their claim on it. The patrol teams come face-to-face dozens of times a year as both sides carry out patrolling activities along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) up to their line of presentation. Whenever patrols from both sides meet, the situation is managed in accordance with established protocols and mechanisms agreed to by both sides. Following the protocol, both the armies ask each other to return by hoisting the banner.

The India-China border is not formally demarcated and hence there is a considerable difference in the perception of the LAC between the two countries. Following the existing agreements and protocols between the two countries has made peace in these regions possible due to differing perceptions. The recent incident is said to have happened a few days before the military commanders of the two sides met for the 13th round of talks to break away from eastern Ladakh.