• Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020
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China: India returns detained Chinese soldier

  • Published at 01:00 pm October 21st, 2020
India China border clash
File photo: A signboard is seen from the Indian side of the Indo-China border at Bumla, in the north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh Reuters

New Delhi on Monday said it had detained Wang after he crossed into Indian-controlled territory in the harsh mountainous area of Ladakh

India on Wednesday returned a Chinese soldier detained after straying across a disputed border where the two countries have clashed in recent months, China's army announced.

Corporal Wang Ya Long was handed over early Wednesday, the Chinese military said in a statement.

New Delhi on Monday said it had detained Wang after he crossed into Indian-controlled territory in the harsh mountainous area of Ladakh.

China said Wang had got "lost after being asked by herders to search for yaks."

The two countries have moved tens of thousands of troops and weapons into the high-altitude region after a violent clash in June left 20 Indian soldiers dead and an unknown number of Chinese casualties.

Several rounds of talks have failed to significantly ease tensions.

The neighbours are now digging in for a harsh winter at an altitude of 4,200 metres, in a region where temperatures regularly fall below -30°C.

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