China & India troops clash Sikkim border

China & India troops clash Sikkim border

Indian media reported, Chinese and Indian troops have clashed again in a disputed border area in North Sikkim.

Sikkim is an Indian state between Bhutan and Nepal, about 2,500km east of the Ladakh area.

India’s army said there had been a “minor face-off” and had been “resolved by local commanders as per established protocols”.

At least 20 Indian soldiers died in a skirmish in the Ladakh area last June.

China’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian did not give details of the incident, but said China’s troops were “committed to upholding peace” and urged India to “refrain from actions that might escalate or complicate the situation along the border”.