Amid reports of a minor face-off between Indian and the Chinese soldiers in Sikkim’s Naku La, the United Nations has urged both countries to exercise restraint and engage in peaceful dialogue to resolve the border stand-off.
“Only to say that we hope that, through dialogue, the tensions that may exist along the border could be dialled down,” Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said at the daily press briefing on Monday. Dujarric was responding to a question on whether the UN Secretariat or the Secretary-General has any comment on the “renewed India-China border clashes”.
The appeal from the UN came after it was reported that the soldiers of both the countries reportedly clashed with each other at Naku La in the Sikkim border area.
According to reports, the clash between Indian troops and the Chinese PLA took place last week after the latter tried to intrude. The report stated that soldiers from both sides received injuries in the brawl. However, the situation has been brought under control now.
Indian Army released a statement on the latest Naku La clash between troops of two neighbouring countries.
It said, “We have received several queries regarding a face-off between Indian Army and PLA troops in Sikkim sector.