China Seeks Immediate Return of Soldier Recorded by Indian Army, Says He ‘Went Astray Due to Darkness’
China has actually called for the instant return of one of its soldiers who “went astray” in the China-India border areas and was nabbed by the Indian Army. The soldier was captured by the Indian Army at the southern bank of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh on Friday after he transgressed throughout the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The capture of the soldier came amidst months-long border standoff between the Indian Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in eastern Ladakh following a clash in the Pangong lake location in early Might. In Beijing, the Chinese military validated that one of its soldiers “went astray” along the China-India border areas.
” Due to darkness and complex geography, a soldier of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army frontier defence force went astray in the China-India border early Friday early morning,” China military online, an official site of the PLA, said. The PLA frontier defence force informed the Indian side of the information the very first time, hoping the Indian side could assist in search and rescue of the lost Chinese soldier, it said.
Nearly 2 hours later on, the reaction from the Indian side came, validating that the missing soldier had actually been discovered and would be returned to the Chinese side after receiving directions from the exceptional authority, it said. The Indian side should strictly follow appropriate arrangements reached by the 2 nations and waste no time to return the lost soldier to the Chinese side, so as to add favorable factors for de-escalating the border stress between the two countries and collectively preserving peace and harmony in the China-India border locations, it said.
” The PLA soldier had transgressed throughout the LAC and was taken into custody by Indian soldiers released in this area. Troops from either side are released along the LAC considering that friction appeared last year due to unprecedented mobilisation and forward concentration by Chinese troops,” the Indian Army stated in a statement in New Delhi. “The PLA soldier is being handled based on laid down treatments and scenarios under which he had actually crossed the LAC are being examined,” it stated.
On October 19 in 2015, Indian troops had recorded a Chinese soldier after he “wandered off” across the LAC in the Demchok sector of Ladakh. Corporal Wang Ya Long of the PLA was handed back to China at Chushul-Moldo border point in eastern Ladakh following put down procedures.
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