A statement said that such temporary and short duration face-offs between the border guarding troops do occur as boundaries are not resolved
A statement said that such temporary and short duration face-offs between the border guarding troops do occur as boundaries are not resolved|Representational image
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Face-off between India & China troops in North Sikkim; few injured

Soldiers of India & China sustain injuries after indulging in fistfight at Naku La sector of North Sikkim on Saturday; issue later resolved at local level, say reports

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New Delhi: Indian and Chinese troops sustained injuries after indulging in a fistfight at the Naku La sector of North Sikkim on Saturday. The issue was later resolved at a local level.

A statement said that such temporary and short duration face-offs between the border guarding troops do occur as boundaries are not resolved.

The troops of both countries gave way to aggressive behaviour which resulted in minor injuries to troops. Following dialogue and interaction at local level, the two sides disengaged. "Troops resolve such issues mutually as per established protocols," said a statement.

According to reports, such standoffs often occur between troops, however, there are no injuries caused earlier.

In 2017, Doklam standoff took place between India and China. For 73 days, troops on both sides refused to nudge. It was later resolved at a political and diplomatic level.

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