The White House said the Biden administration was pleased that India and China quickly disengaged following clashes in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang district.
White House press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre said at a news conference on Tuesday (local time) that the United States is closely monitoring the developments and encourages the two sides to use existing bilateral channels to discuss the disputed border issue.
“We are pleased that the two sides have moved quickly away from the conflict. We are monitoring the situation closely and encourage India and China to use existing bilateral channels to discuss the disputed border,” Karine Jean-Pierre said of the Said during India-China conflict.
Indian and Chinese troops suffered minor injuries during a standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday. The Indian army deployed in the confrontation area responded to the Chinese army as it should.
More Chinese soldiers were wounded in the conflict than Indian soldiers.
Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said the Indian Army bravely prevented Chinese troops from crossing the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on December 9 in the Yangtze River area of Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang district.
“I would like to assure the House that no Indian soldiers were killed or seriously injured. I also assure the House that our military can defend the territorial integrity of the country. Our military is ready to respond to any violation. I firmly believe that the House will stand behind our armed forces bravery and courage,” the defense minister told parliament on Tuesday.
During the Yangtze River standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, PLA troops clashed with three Indian troops belonging to different regiments, thwarting their attempts to change the status quo on the Line of Actual Control.
Local sources told ANI that last week, when China was trying to unilaterally change the status quo in the region, troops belonging to three different battalions, including the Jammu and Kashmiri Rifles, Jaat Regiment and Sikh Light Infantry, were present at the site of the clashes.
The Chinese armed the conflict with clubs, sticks and other equipment. Indian troops are also prepared for conflict because they know their opponents’ intentions, they said.
A unit of the Indian Army is being evacuated there and replaced by a new unit. However, the Chinese chose to clash on a day when both forces were in the area. Chinese troops try to enter these areas every year and try to patrol outside the claim line that India does not allow.
The Chinese military has been aggressive on issues around the Holydip and Parikrama areas along the Yangtze River’s Line of Actual Control, and China has been opposed to India’s position.
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