Indian Army rescues 3 stranded Chinese citizens who lost their way in North Sikkim

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Published: September 5,2020 03:25 PM
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September 5, 2020: Indian Army rescued 3 Chinese nationals who lost their way in North Sikkim's plateau area at 17,500 ft altitude on 3 September.

September 5, 2020: Indian Army rescued 3 Chinese nationals who lost their way in North Sikkim's plateau area at 17,500 ft altitude on 3 September.





The Indian Army said that its personnel provided oxygen, food and warm clothes to the rescued Chinese troops and also gave them appropriate guidance after which they returned to their destination.





"Realizing 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," a statement from the army said.



The Chinese citizens expressed their  gratitude to India and the Indian Army for their prompt assistance.





The Indian Army assistance to the Chinese nationals comes at a time when the border along the Eastern Ladakh is simmering with tensions following the standoff between the two forces. The Defence Minister of the two countries met in Moscow to defuse the tensions along the Line of Actual Control. Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh issued a statement after the meeting, emphatically stating that the Chinese manoeuvres in the region had been in violation of the bilateral agreement between the two countries.



Singh also stated that while the Indian troops had always taken a very responsible approach towards border management, but at the same time there should also be no doubt about our determination to protect India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.