Chinese, Indian troops engage in border conflicts
2 skirmishes have occurred so far this month as talks break down again
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Confrontations between soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Indian Army engaged in border skirmishes on May 5 and 9, reports said Monday (May 25).
On May 5, a conflict erupted between PLA and Indian Army troops near the China-India border close to Pangong Tso (Pangong Lake) in the union territory of Ladakh. The two sides did not use conventional weapons, deciding instead to throw rocks at each other, according to Newtalk.
A total of 250 men joined the melee, with both sides tallying multiple injured.
On May 9, some 150 Chinese and Indian soldiers engaged in another scuffle in the northeastern state of Sikkim. Although mid-level military officials from both countries met on May 18 and 20, the two sides failed to reach an agreement regarding Pangong Tso.
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