Chinese soldier captured by Indian troops in Ladakh
Published: 10:31 AM, 20 October 2020 Updated: 11:13 AM, 20 October 2020
A Chinese soldier was captured by Indian troops in Ladakh on Monday amid a border tug-of-war with China. The captured soldier was identified as Wang Ya Long, a corporal of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), said the Indian army on Monday.
Citing an army source, the news agency ANI said that the Chinese army was detained from the Chumar-Demchok area on that day. Several important documents have been recovered from him.
Initially, it is believed that the Chinese army had inadvertently entered Indian territory. The PLA soldier was given oxygen, food and warm clothing. Not only that, but his treatment has also been arranged, the army said.
A statement from the Indian military said, “PLA detainees at Chushul-Moldo point will be handed over to China as per the protocol.”
A military source claimed that a request had been made by China to find out the whereabouts of the missing soldier.
Since last May, Chinese and Indian troops have been confronting each other on the de facto border in Ladakh. Clashes also broke out between the armies of two countries in Galwan, resulting in the death of 20 Indian soldiers in that clash.
After the incident, the situation became more heated. In order to handle the situation, the two countries held regular meetings at the military and diplomatic levels. But no final solution has been found so far.
The Indian army rescued three missing Chinese nationals last September and sent them back safely. A group of Chinese nationals lost their way in a hilly area of North Sikkim at an altitude of 17,000 feet. There were two men and one woman in the group. The Indian Army assisted the three with food, warm clothing and oxygen cylinders as they fell ill in the freezing cold.