The Indian Army has issued an official statement on the face-off reported between Indian and Chinese soldiers at the Sikkim border three days ago and said that it was a minor clash between the Indian Army and the PLA troops.
As per sources, Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in a physical clash at Naku La near the Sikkim border three days ago after a Chinese troop patrol attempted to intrude into Indian territory. Following the report of clashes, the Indian Army categorically stated that the issue was resolved by the local commanders on the same day as per the established protocols. Further, it also asked the media to refrain from exaggerating ‘factually incorrect’ reports.
“We have received several queries regarding a face-off between Indian Army and PLA troops in Sikkim sector. It is clarified that there was a minor face-off at Nakula area of North Sikkim on 20 January 2021 and the same was resolved by local commanders as per established protocols.
Media is requested to refrain from overplaying or exaggerating reports which are factually incorrect”, the Indian Army’s statement reads.