The Indian Army has taken a Chinese solider into custody for transgressing into the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). He was apprehended in the early hours of the 8th of January 2020.
During early hours of 08 January 21, a Chinese soldier was apprehended on the Indian Side of the LAC, Ladakh, in the area South of Pangong Tso lake. The PLA soldier had transgressed across the LAC and was taken into custody by Indian troops deployed in this area: Indian Army— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2021
The Indian Army, in a statement, has said that the PLA soldier is being dealt as per established procedure and laid down norms. The soldier was captured around Rezang La and both sides are said to be in touch over the matter.
Chinese Army soldier apprehended around the Rezang La heights area, Ladakh has been informed about their soldier in the Indian custody. Both sides are in touch over the issue: Sources https://t.co/7DV8dXuPlf— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2021
China and India have been locked in a conflict since last year. Things reached a peak with the clash in Galwan Valley where both sides suffered casualties and since then, the battle has largely been waged over words and propaganda from the Chinese side.
In September, India foiled Chinese infiltration bids and occupied new heights along the LAC. Meanwhile, Chinese media outlets have been threatening India often with dire consequences for opposing China’s expansionist tendencies, however, they do not have any significant achievements to boot.