Experts say that border guards of India and China often come to face to face in summers, when they come out to patrol the mountainous area after spending long icy winters insiders their bunkers.
Last week, a face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers along their borders left 11 of them injured on both sides.
The troops clashed near the Naku-La pass at a height of 4,572-meter bordering India’s northeastern state of Sikkim.
Confirming that a clash took place between the troops of two countries, the Indian Army’s Eastern Command Spokesperson, Mandeep Hooda told Anadolu Agency that the issue was resolved as per established protocols.
“Incident of a face-off between troops of both sides did take place. Aggressive behavior by the two sides resulted in minor injuries to troops. The two sides disengaged after dialogue and interaction at the local level. Troops resolve such issues mutually as per established protocols,” he said.