Indian and Chinese troops in new border brawl
Indian and Chinese troops have fought a new brawl on their contested Himalayan border, leaving injuries on both sides, military officials said Monday.
The fighting on January 20 came six months after a pitched battle which left at least 20 Indian troops dead as well as an unknown number of Chinese casualties.The world’s two most populous nations have since become embroiled in a diplomatic showdown over their geographical and political differences.
The Indian military played down the latest skirmish as a “minor face-off” at Naku La pass, which connects Sikkim state with Tibet on the Chinese side.A short statement said the tensions were “resolved by local commanders as per established protocols”.
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