The Indian Army has captured a Chinese PLA soldier near Demchok area of Ladakh on Monday. According to reports, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier was carrying civil and military documents when he was detailed in Ladakh by the Indian soldiers.
BREAKING on @IndiaToday: Chinese Army soldier captured near Demchok area of Ladakh this morning. Currently in captivity of Indian Army. Agencies probing espionage angle. The PLA Corporal is an armoured from Shangxi, has civil/mil documents on him. pic.twitter.com/3UypekbY5j
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) October 19, 2020
The Chinese PLA trooper is a Corporal-rank soldier and a resident of Shangxizhen town of central Zhejiang province, China. The Indian Army took him into its custody after capturing him in Ladakh’s Demchok area.
The PLA soldier was caught carrying civil and military documents. He is an armourer who repairs firearms. The agencies are investigating if the Chinese army soldier was on an espionage mission.
News agency ANI in its report said the Chinese PLA soldier may have entered Indian territory accidentally. “He will be returned to Chinese Army as per established protocol after following due procedure,” the report said quoting unknown sources.