Scuffle Between Indian And Chinese Troops At Naku La In Sikkim | Why China Wants To Fight?

Shailesh Kumar, National Defence
New Delhi, 10 May 2020

Rattled with India’s response on Covid-19, frustrated China has resorted to misadventure at border. This time, Chinese PLA Army choose to pick up a point in India’s Sikkim. The point of scuffle was deep inside India’s territory at Naku La or Naku pass which is located near Muguthang or Lhonak valley in North Sikkim. According to Indian Army sources, scores of Indian and Chinese soldiers indulged in tense scuffle. At least 4 Indian and 7 Chinese soldiers got injured in aggressive confrontation that took place at a hight of 16700 feet. Experts believe that the incident involving 150 soldiers is not usual as Naku La area is traditionally not prone to face-offs. Meanwhile, reports coming in that there may be a second scuffle happened in Ladakh too. Soldiers here too were injured in hand to hand combat. But why does China want to fight? Here is an analysis:

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