The border standoff notwithstanding, in a humane gesture, Indian Army handed over yaks and calves which had strayed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh to China.
Taking to Twitter, Eastern Command said 13 Yaks and four Calves that strayed across the LAC on August 31 in East Kameng of Arunachal Pradesh to China on September 7. Chinese officials present thanked Indian Army for the compassionate gesture.
In a humane gesture, Indian Army handed over 13 Yaks and four Calves that strayed across the LAC on 31 Aug 20 in East Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh to China on 07 Sep 20.Chinese officials present thanked Indian Army for the compassionate gesture@adgpi pic.twitter.com/9MaRpUwX5r
— EasternCommand_IA (@easterncomd) September 7, 2020
Indian Army incidentally in a heartwarming gesture rescued three Chinese nationals in North Sikkim on Friday after they lost their way “in Plateau area of North Sikkim at an altitude of 17,500 feet”.
“Realising danger to the lives of the Chinese citizens which included two men and one woman in sub-zero temperatures, the soldiers of Indian Army immediately reached out and provided medical assistance including oxygen, food and warm clothes to protect them from the vagaries of extreme altitude and harsh climatic conditions (sic), ” the Army said in a statement.
मानवता सर्वोपरि#IndianArmy extends help and #Medical assistance to stranded #Chinese citizens at the India – China Border of #NorthSikkim at altitude of 17,500 feet under extreme climatic conditions.
For #IndianArmy #Humanity is foremost#HumanValues#IndianArmy#NationFirst pic.twitter.com/mdW7Tka0wo
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) September 5, 2020
Meanwhile, contrary to China’s claims, India denied firing ‘warning shots’ at the LAC where Indian and Chinese troops have been engaged in stand-off for over three months. The statement came hours after China’s PLA alleged that Indian troops were illegally crossing the border at the shore of the God Pao Mountain area and firing shots.