CHINA China urges India to return apprehended soldier

CHINA

China urges India to return apprehended soldier

CGTN

08:37, October 20, 2020

Photo: VCG

The Chinese army confirmed on Monday that one of its soldiers had been apprehended by Indian troops and asked that he be released as promised.

"We have received the Indian army's notice that they had captured a Chinese soldier after he strayed across the China-India border and would return him after the completion of formalities," Senior Colonel Zhang Yongli, spokesperson for the Western Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), said in a statement late Monday.

"We hope the Indian side would keep its promise and return the soldier as soon as possible and work together with China to promote the implementation of a consensus on the seventh round of military commander-level talks."

Zhang said the soldier got lost when he was helping local herders find their yaks.

China and India have been locked in a months-long border confrontation in the Galwan Valley in the Ladakh region.

Both sides have blamed the other side for the clashes and have held several rounds of military and diplomatic talks. 

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue