TAWANG, Oct 27: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has lauded the Indian Army jawans manning the Yangste post along the India-Tibet border in Tawang district for thwarting the reported ‘infiltration’ by the Chinese PLA and forcing them to withdraw.

“We are safe because you guard our borders with utmost sincerity. People of India, especially of Arunachal Pradesh and particularly the Tawang district will remain indebted to you all forever,” Khandu said.

The CM said this while interacting with the officers and jawans of the Sikh Light Infantry regiment of the Indian Army at the Yangste post on Monday.

The chief minister, who was on a three-day tour of the Indo-Tibet border in Tawang district, also expressed his deep gratitude to jawans on behalf of the countrymen for challenging the reported ‘infiltration’ and forcing the Chinese army to go back.

A minor face-off was reported between the Indian and Chinese soldiers near the Yangtse post of Tawang district last month.

Media reports stated around 100 Chinese army personnel had reportedly tried to enter the Indian Territory but were forced back. There were also reports of some physical engagement between the two sides.

The matter was, however, resolved within a few hours following talks between commanders of the two sides, reports said.

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