Army collars Chinese soldier South of Pangong Tso
Army has released around 50,000 troops in addition to tanks and other equipment along the disputed limit.
A view of the Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh area. File.
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Army has deployed around 50,000 soldiers in addition to tanks and other devices along the disputed limit.
A Chinese soldier was apprehended on the early hours of January 8 on the Indian Side of the Line of Actual Control ( LAC) in the area South of Pangong Tso lake in Eastern Ladakh, the Army said on Saturday.
” Individual’s Freedom Army (PLA) soldier had transgressed across the LAC and was taken into custody by Indian troops deployed in this area. The PLA soldier is being handled as per laid down procedures and scenarios under which he had crossed the LAC are being investigated,” an Army declaration said.
Troops from either side are deployed along the LAC since the standoff appeared in Might in 2015 due to “unprecedented mobilisation and forward concentration by Chinese troops,” the Army added.
In a similar incident in October in 2015, a Chinese soldier recognized as Corporal Wang Ya Long was nabbed in Demchok area and was later handed over to the PLA.
The Defence Ministry just recently stated that the Army has complete Advance Winter Stocking ( AWS) and winter season preparations and troops are “well entrenched to counter any misadventure by Chinese forces.” With temperature levels dropping to minus 30 degrees and set to go down even more, both sides have actually dug in for the severe winters.
In a pre-emptive relocation on August 29 and 30, the Army inhabited some vacant heights in the Chushul sector from Thakung to Rechin La within the Indian perception of the LAC foiling the PLA attempts to control the heights and change the status quo. Ever since both sides have deployed troops and tanks in close proximity of just couple of hundred metres in this location.
The Army has deployed around 50,000 troops in addition to tanks and other equipment along the challenged boundary in Eastern Ladakh to match the Chinese implementations because the beginning of the standoff.
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