The Chinese soldier who has been apprehended by the Indian Army on October 19 morning was handed back to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Tuesday night at the Chushul-Moldo meeting point as per the confirmed report based on sources.
— NDTV (@ndtv) October 19, 2020
Detailed soldier identified as Corporal Wang Ya Long, who was found strayed across the borders of Line of Actual Control (LAC) into the area of Demchok Sector near Ladakh.
Chinese Corporal Wang Ya Long, who had strayed across the LAC into the Indian territory in Demchok area in eastern Ladakh on the 19th Oct was returned to the Chinese side by the Indian Army late last night in the Chushul-Moldo general area. @IndianExpress
— Krishn Kaushik (@Krishn_) October 21, 2020
The incident took place as both sides are involved in a tense military standoff in the eastern Ladakh region since early May. Both sides have deployed nearly 50,000 troops each, and have positioned additional artillery, tanks and air defence assets.