Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on December 16 said that the situation has become normal in the Tawang area of Arunachal Pradesh. “An unfortunate incident happened in Tawang on December 09 when Chinese came there in Yangtse sector. I`m MLA from Yangtse sector and in Mumbai which means situation is normal there. It isn`t the era of 1962, it`s the era of PM Modi in 2022,” said Pema Khandu in Mumbai. The clash near Yangtse along the LAC in the sensitive sector took place last Friday amid the over 30-month border standoff between the two sides in eastern Ladakh. On Tuesday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament in New Delhi that the Indian Army thwarted an attempt by China`s People`s Liberation Army (PLA) to "unilaterally" change the status quo at Yangtse area in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on December 9. "The Indian Army bravely prevented the PLA from encroaching on our territory, and forced them to withdraw to their posts. Some soldiers from both sides were injured in the skirmish," he said in his statement in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.There were no fatalities or serious injuries to Indian troops in the scuffle, he added. Meanwhile, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price also told reporters that the US is closely monitoring the situation between India and China.