New Delhi: Indian Army on Friday, rescued three Chinese citizens in North Sikkim after they lost their way. The soldiers also offered them food and warm clothes to protect them from the harsh climate.
The Chinese citizens – two women and one man – lost their way in the plateau area of North Sikkim at an altitude of 17,500 feet, the Army said in a statement.
“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 statement read, as quoted by NDTV.
“The Indian troops also gave them appropriate guidance to reach their destination after which they moved back. The Chinese citizens expressed their gratitude to India and the Indian Army for their prompt assistance,” the Army said.
The Indian Army took to Twitter and wrote, ‘Manavta Sarvopari’ (Humanity Paramount) #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.
The incident occurred after the government said that the Chinese military troops were engaged in “provocative actions” at the southern bank of Pangong Tso lake.