"PLA (Chinese) Compelled To Return": 5 Points From Rajnath Singh Statement

The clash led to injuries to a few personnel on both sides but there were no fatalities or serious casualties on our side, said Rajnath Singh

'PLA (Chinese) Compelled To Return': 5 Points From Rajnath Singh Statement

The Chinese troops tried to transgress the Line of Actual Control, said Rajnath Singh.

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today addressed the Parliament over the latest clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in Arunachal Pradesh. No Indian soldier was killed or seriously injured in the clash, he added.

Here are top 5 quotes from Rajnath Singh's statement:

  1.  "On 9 December 2022, PLA (People's Liberation Army of China) troops tried to transgress the LAC in Yangtse area of Tawang Sector and unilaterally change the status quo. The Chinese attempt was contested by our troops in a firm and resolute manner."

  2. "The ensuing face off led to a physical scuffle in which the Indian Army bravely prevented the PLA from transgressing into our territory and compelled them to return to their posts."

  3. "The scuffle led to injuries to a few personnel on both sides. I wish to share with this House that there are no fatalities or serious casualties on our side."

  4. "Due to timely intervention of Indian military commanders, PLA soldiers went back to their locations."

  5. "The Chinese side was asked to refrain from such actions and maintain peace and tranquility along the border. The issue has also been taken up with the Chinese side through diplomatic channels."

Here is the Defence Minister's full statement:

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