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Scuffle breaks out between Indian, Chinese troops at LAC

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NEW DELHI: A scuffle had broken out between troops of Indian Army and Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) when the 276 Chinese personnel entered the Indian side from four different border points in Arunachal Pradesh last Thursday, according to an official account of the incident today.

The incident occurred at ‘Shankar Tikri' on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) of Yangtse area in Arunachal Pradesh with the PLA claiming the area belonged to China.

The area, which is being guarded by the Indian Army, was immediately covered and army moved in its men to prevent the aggressive PLA troops from crossing the perceived LAC in the region.

An estimated 215 PLA troops reportedly tried to push their way at ‘Shakar Tikri' and simultaneously 20 each from ‘Thang La' and ‘Mera Gap' and another 21 from ‘Yanki-I' of Arunachal Pradesh made similar attempts.

During the normal banner drill, the PLA troops striking an aggressive posture tried to attack the Indian army personnel physically but were overpowered immediately, official sources said today.

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