New Delhi: The Indian Army sources on Sunday (May 10) confirmed that a heated confrontation took place between Indian and Chinese soldiers in North Sikkim a few days ago and troops on both sides received injuries.  A number of personnel on both sides sustained injuries as they exchanged punches, PTI quoted official sources as saying, adding the troops disengaged after a dialogue at the local level. “Troops resolve such issues mutually as per established protocols. Such an incident occurred after a long time,” said a source. It is learnt that a total of 150 soldiers were involved in the face-off that reportedly took place a few days back. The sources said temporary and short duration face-offs occur due to different perception of the border by both sides. Earlier in the day, reports claimed that clashes erupted between Indian and Chinese forces in Naku La sector of north Sikkim. The area has no road connectivity and is maintained by helicopeter.  Sources
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