More than 20 soldiers injured in new battles between India and China

More than 20 military personnel have been injured in new clashes between India and China. Reported by India Today.

The next battles took place on the border in the Indian state of Sikkim, near the Naku-La pass. The Chinese army allegedly tried to cross the line of demarcation with India, which caused the enemy to attack. As a result, four soldiers of the Indian army and about 20 Chinese soldiers were injured. The dead have not been reported.

There is an agreement between Beijing and New Delhi that the military of both countries refuse to use firearms to save the lives of soldiers. However, on June 16, 2020, dozens of Indian Army soldiers died in the area in a stick and stone clash. New Delhi believes that this happened as a result of an attempt by the Chinese side to unilaterally change the status quo. Indian media reported 43 injured and dead Chinese.

Now the two most populous countries in the world – India and China – are divided by a conditional line, called the “McMahon Line” (after the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of British India, who proposed creating this border in 1914). India recognized the existing border, but China did not, as announced in an official diplomatic note in 1959.

After that, several attempts were made to solve the problem: two Sino-Indian agreements – from 1993 and 1996 – were fruitless. Two sections of the border area remain controversial: in the northeastern part of Kashmir and in the north of Arunachal Pradesh.

/Media reports.