Indian and Chinese forces engaged in a physical scuffle near the Himalayan border between the countries, the first confirmed incident involving the two nuclear-armed Asian nations in almost two years. The clash between two neighbouring countries in the Tawang region of Arunachal Pradesh resulted in minor injuries on both sides.
Line of Actual Control
The Line of Actual Control, also known as LAC, is a disputed 3,440km long de facto boundary that connects China and India. The line may shift due to the presence of rivers, lakes, and snowcaps. Sometimes, the soldiers on either side—representing two of the biggest armies in the world—come face to face. India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that Chinese forces intending to “transgress into our territory” were driven back.
No Casualties Reported
The soldiers on both sides reported minor injuries to some of their soldiers without any fatalities. Forces on both sides have engaged in clashes for the past 3 years consecutively, including hand to hand fighting in June 2020 that resulted in the deaths of at least 20 Indian soldiers.