Clash between Indian, Chinese troops in North Sikkim, both sides suffer minor injuries

10 May, 2020 | Priyanka Sharma

North Sikkim National

A minor clash broke out between Indian and Chinese troops in North Sikkim's Nakula area a few days ago, in which both the sides suffered minor injuries. Sources said that the heat was paved off aft...

Troops of India and China had a face-off in Nakula area of North Sikkim a few days ago in which soldiers of both sides sustained injuries. The face-off was resolved after the intervention and dialogue at the local level on both sides took place, Army sources said. “Incidents of a face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers in North Sikkim did take place. Aggressive behaviour and minor injuries took place on both sides,” they said.

“Both sides disengaged after local level interaction and dialogue,” the sources said. Army sources said that such “temporary and short duration faceoffs” keep occurring as boundary issue between China and Indian has not been resolved.

“Troops resolve such issues mutually as per established protocols. This has occurred after a long time,” they said. India and China were engaged in a 73-day standoff in Doklam after Chinese troops were building a road from their territory to the Jhamphiri ridgeline.

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Tension between India and China on the politico-economic front were also reported after India recently revised its FDI guidelines to prevent opportunistic takeovers/acquisition of Indian companies, in the backdrop of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The revised guidelines stated that an entity, which shares land border with India or where the beneficial owner of an investment into India is situated, can invest in India only through government’s route. Reacting to which, China called the amendment discriminatory and against the general trend of liberalisation.

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