New Delhi: The Indian Army apprehended a Chinese soldier on Friday morning on the South bank of Pangong Tso lake in Eastern Ladakh where India and China are involved in a tense military stand-off from the last eight months.
“The PLA soldier had transgressed across the LAC and was taken into custody by Indian troops deployed in this area,” said Indian Army on Saturday.
“The PLA soldier is being dealt with as per laid down procedures and circumstances under which he had crossed the LAC are being investigated,” the Indian Army said in a statement in which it also mentioned that troops from both sides are deployed along the LAC since friction erupted last year due to unprecedented mobilisation and forward concentration by Chinese troops.
Sources said the Chinese soldier is being questioned to know whether he accidentally crossed over or was trying to spy.
Chinese state-owned media Global Times said that China has called for an immediate return of the soldier, who it…