Indian, Chinese troops suffer minor injuries in border clash

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Indian and Chinese troops clashed in the Tawang sector of India’s Arunachal Pradesh state on December 9, causing minor injuries to a few soldiers on both sides, Reuters content partner ANI reported on Monday, citing sources.

Indian and Chinese troops had, in June 2020, entered into hand-to-hand combat in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, abutting the Chinese-held Tibetan plateau.

The incident resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers were killed, while China suffered an undisclosed number of casualties.

India and China share an un-demarcated 3,800 km (2,360 mile) frontier, where their troops previously adhered to long-standing protocols to avoid the use of any firearms along the de facto border known as the Line of Actual Control.