Indian Army Apprehends Chinese PLA Soldier From Area Near Ladakh's Pangong Lake

Indian Army Apprehends Chinese PLA Soldier From Area Near Ladakh's Pangong LakeIndian soldiers and Chinese soldiers. (Representative Image) (Sumeet Inder Singh/The India Today Group/Getty Images) 

The Indian Army on Friday (8 January) morning apprehended a Chinese People Liberation Army's (PLA) soldier near Gurung hill in the Chushul sector of eastern Ladakh, reports India Today.

The PLA troop had transgressed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and was taken into the custody by the Indian troops deployed in the area, the Indian Army said in a statement.

"Troops from either side are deployed along the LAC since friction erupted last year due to unprecedented mobilisation and forward concentration by Chinese troops," the Indian Army said.

The Army further said that the Chinese troop is "being dealt with as per laid down procedures". It added that the circumstances under which the Chinese soldier had crossed the LAC are being investigated.

Earlier on 20 October last year, the Indian Army had apprehended a PLA soldier near Demchok area of Ladakh. He was provided medical assistance by the Army and was handed back to China on 21 October.