‘PLA patrol transgression strongly contested’: Lt. Gen. Kalita on India-China clash Tawang | News from India

NEW DELHI: Eastern Command Commander-in-Chief General Officer, Lt. Gen. Rana Pratap Kalita on Friday said the People’s Liberation Army’s transgression (PLAlisten)) near the Tawang sector of Arunachal was “hotly contested”.
Speaking to reporters during the wreath-laying ceremony on the occasion of Vijay Diwas, Kalita said the local commanders managed to resolve the issue by carrying forward negotiations using existing protocols which was followed by a flag meeting at the delegation in Bumla.

Explained: What happened between Indian and Chinese forces at Tawang and why

Explained: What happened between Indian and Chinese forces at Tawang and why

“You all know that across the border there are different perceptions in the Actual control line (LAC), there are eight recognized disputed areas where the different perceptions are recognized by both sides. So in one of those areas, where there are different perceptions of the LAC, the PLA patrol has transgressed and that has been very strongly contested,” the senior military officer said.
“I am happy to say that it was locally contained. Although there were some minor injuries to soldiers on both sides. I would also ask you to listen to any rumours, it was only minor injuries to soldiers on both sides, ” He added.
Kalita further said that the border areas along the northern frontier are stable and are “firmly under control”.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh briefed Parliament on Tuesday that Chinese troops attempted to trespass across the LAC at Yangtse in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector on Dec. 9 in a bid to “unilaterally change the status quo,” but were rejected by Indian soldiers.
India’s defense minister, however, clarified that PLA troops had provoked the confrontation and that India has asked China to “refrain from such actions and maintain peace and tranquility along the border” through both military and military channels. what diplomats.
This is not the first time the PLA has attempted to gain access to the 17,000-foot peak in the forbidding terrain of Yangtse, or the “Mago-Chuna” area as it is militarily called. A similar offer by the PLA was thwarted by Indian soldiers in October last year. Tawang is one of India’s most defended regions along the 3,488 km LAC with China, which claims it as part of “South Tibet” and had conquered it in the early days of the 1962 war.
(With agency input)


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