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Indian and Chinese Soldiers have clashed at the Balwan area in Naku La Pass in Sikkim.
Naku La Pass:
- Naku La sector is a pass at a height of more than 5,000 meters above Mean Sea Level(MSL) in the state of Sikkim.
- It is located ahead of Muguthang or Cho Lhamu (source of River Teesta).
- The other passes located in the state of Sikkim are Nathu La Pass and Jelep La Pass.
- While Nathu La pass is located on the east side of Sikkim, Naku La pass is located on the northern border of Sikkim.
Source: The Hindu