PLA soldier caught by Indian army carried pen drive and sleeping bag

On October 19, a Chinese Army soldier was caught on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh; he also carried an empty pen drive, a mobile phone and a sleeping bag with him, sources informed.

Further sources reported, while he was taken into custody by the Indian troops near the Demchok area of Ladakh, the Chinese soldier showed his military identification document. Hence the Chinese trooper named Corporal Wang was rigorouslyexamined and cross-questioned by the military authorities concerned as per the established protocols before being handed over to the Chinese at a border personnel meeting at Chushul.

The Indian Army declared that the Chinese soldier was “provided medical assistance including oxygen, food and warm clothes to protect him from the vagaries of extreme altitude and harsh climatic conditions”. Also he had got PLA on the situation of the missing soldier. It said he would be returned “as per established protocols” after the formalities were completed.

After the Chinese Army transgressed into multiple areas between April and May, the Indian Army responded by deploying close to 60,000 troops to thwart any further ingress.

The Indian Army also made strong moves on August 29-30 to capture heights on the LAC near the southern bank of the Pangonglake in Ladakh.

The top Indian military brass has been engaged in talks among themselves and with the Chinese to find a solution to the ongoing standoff at the LAC, but the Indian troops are ready to be in the harsh terrain in extreme winters.

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