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India says PLA soldier caught in Ladakh handed again to China

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China had referred to as for a swift return of its soldier who had gone lacking alongside the border final week.The Indian army says it has handed again a Chinese soldier held near a distant Himalayan border the place hundreds of troops from the 2 nuclear-armed neighbours have been going through off for months after a lethal conflict.
“The PLA soldier who had been apprehended on January 8, 2021, has been handed back to China at Chushul-Moldo at 10.10 am today [04:40 GMT on Monday],” the Indian military mentioned in a press release, referring to the People’s Liberation Army of China.
China had referred to as on Saturday for the swift return of a soldier who had gone lacking a day earlier alongside the border, including it had reported the incident to Indian authorities.
The soldier had been apprehended by Indian troops south of Pangong Tso lake within the western Himalayan area of Ladakh, which borders Chinese-controlled Tibet, an Indian official mentioned.
This is the second such incident in current months. Last October, a Chinese soldier straying throughout the border in Ladakh’s Demchok had been held by Indian troops and returned inside days.
Indian and Chinese troops stay locked in a high-altitude confrontation alongside the border in Ladakh, the place troopers clashed in brutal hand-to-hand fight final June.
Twenty Indian troops have been killed within the conflict, and the Chinese facet suffered an undisclosed variety of casualties.
Both sides have since mentioned that they need to discover methods to de-escalate the scenario on the border, however talks have made little headway.
Meanwhile, each side have additionally maintained a heavy army deployment by means of the freezing winter months.

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