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Indian Defense Minister confirms latest clash with China

No soldier was injured or killed during incident, Rajnath Singh tells Indian parliament

Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has confirmed the latest clash between China and India and said that no soldier was injured or killed during the incident.

According to media reports, Rajnath Singh informed parliament that the Indian army had prevented Chinese forces from entering Indian Territory during the border clash on December 9.

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Indian Defense Minister also said that the latest clash between the two countries took place in the Tawang sector of India’s northeastern Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh which shares a border with the south of China.

Referring to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Rajnath Singh said, “PLA troops tried to unilaterally change its status by crossing the Line of Actual Control in the Yangtze area of Tawang sector.”

He added, “Our army faced this Chinese attempt firmly, there was a scuffle between the two armies, the Indian army bravely prevented the PLA from occupying our land and forced them to retreat from their posts, during the clash some army personnel on both sides suffered minor injuries.”

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Meanwhile, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin has said that the situation on the border between India and China was generally stable.

Relations between China and India have been strained since a clash in June 2020 in which 20 Indian soldiers and four Chinese soldiers were killed.


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