Chinese soldier, who transgressed into Indian side, returned     

at 5:15 pm
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New Delhi (NVI): A Chinese PLA soldier, who was apprehended by the Indian troops after he transgressed into the Indian side of Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Friday, was handed back to China at Chushul-Moldo border today.

The PLA soldier, who was apprehended by the Indian Army from an area south of the Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh in the early hours of Friday, was handed over to the Chinese side at 10.10 AM at Chushul Moldo border, defence official said.

Pertinently, troops from both sides are deployed along the LAC since the friction erupted last year due to unprecedented mobilisation and forward concentration by Chinese troops.

Notably, this is the second such incident wherein a Chinese soldier has been apprehended for crossing the LAC in eastern Ladakh in the last few months.

Last year in October, a Chinese soldier identified as Corporal Wang Ya Long was apprehended after he crossed the LAC in Demchok sector. He was handed over to Chinese Army later as per the protocol.