Indian army handed over Chinese soldier caught in East Ladakh: Chinese Ministry of Defense

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The Indian Army on Wednesday handed over a Chinese soldier captured in East Ladakh to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China. The Chinese Ministry of Defense gave this information. The Indian Army on Monday strayed into the Demchok sector of eastern Ladakh and captured a Chinese soldier who had crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC).



The incident took place at a time when both the armies have deployed heavy troops in the area since the border standoff started in May.

A Chinese Defense Ministry statement said, "According to the relevant agreement between China and India, the Chinese PLA soldier was reported missing on Sunday while helping local shepherds find the lost yak near the Sino-India border. Handed over troops on the Chinese border on the morning of 21 October 2020.

The Indian Army said in a statement on Monday that the captured soldiers have been identified as a Corporal Wang or Long in the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and after completing the formalities they will be sent to the Chinese Army on the Chushul-Moldo border Bidu Will be returned. "PLA's Western Theater Command spokesman, Senior Colonel Zhang Shuili, said in a statement Monday night," China hopes that India lost Chinese troops in the Sino-India border areas on the evening of 18 October. Will be handed over soon.”