Indian, Chinese Troops Come Face-To-Face At Naku La In Sikkim
A file photo of Indian and Chinese soldiers along the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. (Photograph: PTI)

Indian, Chinese Troops Come Face-To-Face At Naku La In Sikkim

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Indian and Chinese troops came face-to-face at Naku La in North Sikkim last week amid the tense border standoff between the two sides in eastern Ladakh, people familiar with the development said on Monday.

They said the Chinese troops attempted to transgress to the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control but were stopped by Indian military personnel.

It is learnt that a brawl broke out when the Indian troops stopped the Chinese soldiers. However, there is no official word on the incident yet.

Naku La was the same site where Indian and Chinese troops had engaged in a fierce face-off on May 9 last year following a violent clash between the two sides in Pangong lake area in eastern Ladakh that triggered the nearly nine-month-long military standoff.

The Indian and Chinese armies on Sunday held another round of Corps Commander-level talks with an aim to move forward on disengagement of troops from all the friction points in eastern Ladakh.

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