INDIAN ARMY CALLS NAKULA CLASH A MINOR FACE-OFF
KATHMANDU: The Indian Army has rubbished media reports on the face-off between Indian Army and People's Liberation Army troops in Sikkim claiming around two dozen injuries on both sides.
"We have received several queries regarding a face-off between Indian Army and PLA troops in Sikkim sector. It is clarified that there was a minor face-off at Nakula area of North Sikkim on January 20," the army said in the statement.
It further added that the issue was resolved by local commanders as per established protocols.
"Media is requested to refrain from overplaying or exaggerating reports which are factually incorrect," the army cautioned.
Meanwhile, China has said the two sides must refrain from escalatory actions. Spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Lijian said that there is nothing much to say on the incident but urged that India excercise restraint.
Neighbouring India and China have had a few clashes since April.