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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Chinese soldier captured by Indian Troops in Ladakh

Indian troops have captured a Chinese army soldier near Demchok area of Ladakh on who was carrying civil and military documents.

Indian troops have captured a Chinese army soldier near Demchok area of Ladakh on who was carrying civil and military documents.

The PLA trooper was later identified as Corporal Wang Ya Long, a resident of Shangxizhen town of central Zhejiang province, China.

The Indian Army explained that Wang was apprehended after he strayed away from their side and that it already received a request about the whereabouts of the missing soldier from the PLA.

Wang was given medical assistance including oxygen and was also given food and clothing.

“The PLA (People’s Liberation Army) soldier has been provided medical assistance including oxygen, food and warm clothes to protect him from the vagaries of extreme altitude and harsh climatic conditions,” said the Indian Army. 

Wang is expected to be returned to Chinese officials at the Chushul–Moldo meeting point after the completion of formalities between the two sides.

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