In between June and July several face offs have occurred especially in Dibang Valley district Credit: File image

Itanagar: Reports of non-violent face-off between Indian Army and Chinese PLA have resurfaced again in Arunachal Pradesh near the Indo-China border on Thursday.

“The Chinese PLA entered the Indian territory and a non-violent face off occurred in Andra Thong area under Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh in July,” said Tapir Gao, MP, Eastern Arunachal Pradesh.

Gao also said that recently, in between June and July several face offs have occurred especially in Dibang Valley district.

This comes after reports of tensions further escalating between India and China after both countries accused each other of violating a “consensus” reached between the two sides after recent border clashes.

Andra Thong is about 10 km from Andrella Pass.

Andrella Valley has been making headlines due to several face-offs between Chinese and Indian troops since last year.

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One of such non-violent face-off was reported by EastMojo in June when troops from both the countries fell short of a violent stand-off.

According to sources in the Intelligence Bureau (IB), in June the troops were on routine patrol when suddenly, Chinese Army personnel came face-to-face with their Indian counterpart. Gradually, their conversation transformed into a heated argument. Later, troops from both the countries showed their flags and moved back towards their own land.

Interestingly, this happened when the nation was talking about the development in parts of eastern Ladakh in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred in a face-off with Chinese troops at Galwan Valley on June 15.

The letter from SSB which is doing rounds on social media

Meanwhile, a letter from the deputy commandant (Operations), Sashatra Seema Bal (SSB) Tezpur is making rounds in social media.

“Keeping in view of volatile situation along the Indo-china border, man power needs to be augmented along with authorized weaponry and controlled stores,” the letter said.

“In this regards, DIG (Ops) frontier headquarters SSB Tezpur has directed that the following coys be kept in readiness for being deployed in short notice,” said the letter.

The letter mentioned coys from Shergaon and Dirang under West Kameng district of Arunachal; Bhairav Kunda at West Kameng and Assam border; Tawang district of Arunachal; D Nagar and Lalpool in Assam.

“The coys shall invariably carry sufficient BP jackets, BR Helmets, anti-riot equipment, body protector, special equipment, communication equipment etc. All concerned unit commandant are requested to keep their coys in readiness for further movements in the Aor of Lumla/ Tawang area, ” read the letter.

When EastMojo contacted commandant, SSB Dirang, Sunil Soni, to know more regarding the letter, he said ” He has not received any letter so far.”

However, calls made to deputy inspector general, SSB Dirang, W Norbu, did not go through.

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