Chinese soldier captured on the Indian side of Line of Actual Control in Ladakh
At a checkpoint along a highway leading to Ladakh. (Reuters/ file)
A Chinese soldier, who had crossed the Line of Actual Control(LAC), south of Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh, was captured by the Indian Army in the early hours of Friday. The Army said that the Chinese soldier is being dealt with laid down protocols. More details about the event are still awaited.
The Army stated in a statement on Saturday: “During early hours of 08 January, 21, a Chinese soldier was collared on the Indian side of the LAC, in Ladakh, in location South of Pangong Tso lake. The PLA soldier had transgressed across the LAC and was apprehended by Indian troops released in this location.”
” Soldiers from either side are deployed along the LAC since friction erupted last year due to unprecedented mobilisation and forward concentration by Chinese troops. The PLA soldier is being dealt with based on put down procedures and circumstances under which he had actually crossed the LAC are being investigated. More information are awaited,” the Army stated.
South Pangong Tso, which becomes part of the Chushul sub-sector, is among the locations where soldiers from both sides are just a couple of hundred meters apart. Indian forces in August-end had actually outwitted Chinese troops to inhabit specific, previously empty heights, which has permitted India to control the region.
Indian soldiers are positioned on peaks such as Mukhpari and Gurung Hill, both of which ignore the Spanggur Space, a strategically considerable 2 km-wide valley, that can be utilized to introduce an offensive, as China had done in1962 A few of the other heights that Indian soldiers have actually inhabited since the end of August include Rezang La and Rechin La.
Senior government sources have told The Indian Express in the previous, that Indian soldiers are placed across the LAC at some times in the Chushul sub-sector.
This is the 2nd time that a Chinese soldier was collared for crossing the LAC in eastern Ladakh in the last couple of months. A PLA soldier recognized as Corporal Wang Ya Long was apprehended in the Demchok sector of Eastern Ladakh on October 19 after he had actually strayed across the LAC, and the Army had actually received a demand from the PLA about its whereabouts.
The soldier was gone back to China two days later on.
India and China are involved in a military standoff in eastern Ladakh for more than eight months. Both sides have around 50,000 troops each in the area, along with additional air defence possessions, artillery and tanks.
Both sides have actually had 8 rounds of senior commander-level discussions, the last of which took location on November 6, but there has actually not been any advancement. While China has firmly insisted that India first vacate the positions inhabited in the Chushul sub-sector, India has actually been demanding that all the friction points in eastern Ladakh be talked about together, and had been requiring for status quo ante, for all the soldiers in the region, consisting of those on the frontlines, and in the depth areas, to be returned to their positions as of April 2020.
While Indian and Chinese diplomats fulfilled on December 18 for the Working Mechanism for Assessment and Coordination (WMCC) on border affairs, in which both sides had actually agreed for the next round of discussions in between the Corps Commanders, there has been no date decided yet, as a typical program has not been agreed upon.
But both sides are in regular contact through the hotlines on the ground to avoid any misunderstandings and mistakes.
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