Indian, Chinese troops suffer minor injuries in border clash on 9 Dec

Bum-La, a border meeting point between India and China along Line of Actual Control in Tawang sector, Arunachal Pradesh, on 20 October 2021

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

An Indian foreign ministry spokesperson did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. Spokespersons for the Indian defence ministry and the army also did not respond.

The Chinese foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment.

Indian and Chinese troops had in June 2020 entered into a 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.