It is still not clear what triggered the fight but sources said that the clash took place yesterday and several personnel needed medical treatment, with a few even in hospital.
This is the fourth such incident in recent years, with three other units - two artillery ones and an armourned unit seeing similar clashes in the past two years.
However, it is the first time in recent years where a clash has occurred at an infantry unit.
Army sources confirmed that the clash occurred and said that a statement on the same would be issued later.
Three previous clashes
1. At aritllery unit in Nyoma in May 2012
The single largest instance of misconduct to hit the army, as many as 168 personnel of a Ladakh based artillery unit that saw intense clashes between officers and jawans in May last year have been recommended for disciplinary action and will now face court martial proceedings.
After a inquiry process that has lasted almost an year, strict action has been recommended for 168 personnel, including the Commanding Officer of the 226 Field Regiment, three other officers and 17 Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) who were involved in the clash in Nyoma while the unit was on field firing training. This is believed to be one of the largest ever actions against an army unit with one third of the personnel in 226 field regiment marked for court martial proceedings
2. The Nyoma clash was followed by a similar incident in Samba in
August 2012, in an the 16 Cavalry armoured unit, but things were brought into control before serious physical violence.
3. The twin incidents, preceded by a clash between officers and men in the 45 cavalry unit in Punjab in 2011, forced a deep introspection into the command and control system of the army, with instructions being passed to officers in units to adopt a more humane approach and understand the changing socio-economic situation in the nation.