Chinese troops leave behind equipment in retreat after Tawang clash

Following the clash between the Indian and Chinese troops in the Yangste area near Tawang sector, the Indian forces have recovered sleeping bags and other equipment left behind by the Chinese troops when they were disengaging from the area and withdrawing to the other side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) for safety.

According to sources, the sleeping bags left behind by the troops of the Chinese Army could help them stay survive in open areas in extreme cold temperatures. The troops also left behind other items, including some clothes and equipment, while disengaging from the area.

On December 9, the Chinese troops clashed with the Indian soldiers in Yangste area near Tawang sector. More than 300 Chinese soldiers had attempted to get access to the top of a 17,000-ft peak and uproot an Indian post but their attempts were successfully thwarted by forces on the Indian side, said sources.

The face-off led to minor injuries to a few personnel from both sides. Initial reports said that six Indian soldiers were injured in the clash, but Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament that no major injuries were reported on the Indian side. Both sides immediately disengaged from the area after the clash.

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