Incident moment between Indian and Chinese military in the border area of Sikkim on May 9

Incident moment between Indian and Chinese military in the border area of Sikkim on May 9.

Indian soldier offers dialogue, Chinese border guards are more aggressive. The conversation is in English.

The shooting is already after throwing stones at each other and hand-to-hand combat.

Several Indian and Chinese soldiers have been injured in a cross-border clash involving fistfights and stone-throwing at a remote but strategically important mountain pass near Tibet, the Indian army said on Sunday.

There have been long-running border tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours, with a bitter war fought over the Indian north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh in 1962.

“Aggressive behaviour by the two sides resulted in minor injuries to troops. It was stone-throwing and arguments that ended in a fistfight,” Indian army eastern command spokesman Mandeep Hooda said.

The “stand-off” on Saturday – at Naku La sector near the 15,000-feet (4,572-metre) Nathu La crossing in the northeastern state of Sikkim – was later resolved after “dialogue and interaction” at a local level, Hooda said.

“Temporary and short-duration face-offs between border-guarding troops do occur as boundaries are not resolved,” he said.

One hundred and fifty soldiers were involved in the face-off, the Press Trust of India reported.

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Incident moment  between  Indian and Chinese military in the border area of Sikkim on May 9.
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Incident moment between Indian and Chinese military in the border area of Sikkim on May 9.
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Incident moment between Indian and Chinese military in the border area of Sikkim on May 9.Indian soldier offers dialogue, Chinese border guards are more aggressive. The conversation is in English.