NEW DELHI: Troops of India and China were involved in a fierce face-off near Naku La Pass in the Sikkim sector of the Sino-India border, official sources said on Sunday. A number of personnel on both sides sustained injuries as they exchanged punches, they said, adding the troops disengaged after a dialogue at the local level. It was the first case of troops from both sides exchanging blows after a similar incident had taken place in Pangong Lake in Ladakh in August 2017. “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 on Saturday. The sources said temporary and short duration face-offs occur due to differing perception of the border by both sides. The troops of India and China were engaged in a 73-day stand-off in Doklam tri-junction in 2017, which even triggered fears of
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