- “As per established protocols, he will be returned back to Chinese officials at the Chushul Moldo meeting point after completion of formalities,”
JANUARY 9, 2021
- The Indian Army apprehended a Chinese soldier near Gurung hill in the Chushul sector of eastern Ladakh on Friday morning.
DID HE ENTER “INADVERTENTLY”?
- According to the inputs, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier apparently lost his way and entered the Indian territory inadvertently.
WILL HE BE RETURNED?
- The Chinese soldier will either be returned later today or on Sunday after investigating the circumstances under which the PLA soldier strayed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
- In an official statement, the Indian Army said the Chinese soldier was apprehended on the Indian side during the early hours of Friday.
- He was taken into custody by the Indian Army.
SHOULD HE BE RETURNED?
- The PLA soldier was carrying civil and military documents when he was captured in Ladakh by the Indian Army.
- Unlike Corporal Wang Ya Long, it is not known if the Chinese soldier who was captured on Friday was also carrying any documents.
TALKS HAVEN’T RESULTED IN DISENGAGEMENT!!!
- There have been eight rounds of military talks at the Corps Commander level to find a solution to the standoff that started early May but the deadlock continues.
- Despite the previous talks on November 6 on a disengagement plan, there has been no forward movement and no further dialogue has taken place to implement measures discussed to ease out tensions.