Amid the border standoff, the Indian Army reportedly nabbed a Chinese soldier near Gurung hill in the Chushul sector of eastern Ladakh on Friday morning.

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier apparently lost his way and entered the Indian territory inadvertently, India Today reported.

As per reports, the Chinese soldier will either be returned later on Saturday or on Sunday after investigating the circumstances under which he strayed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Formalities are going on to return the Chinese soldier at a border meeting point.

The Indian Army in a statement said the Chinese soldier was held on the Indian side in the early hours of Friday.

“The PLA soldier had transgressed across the LAC and was taken into custody by Indian troops deployed in this area. Troops from either side are deployed along the LAC since friction erupted last year due to unprecedented mobilisation and forward concentration by Chinese troops,” the Indian Army said.

The army said the Chinese soldier is “being dealt with as per laid down procedures”.

It said the circumstances under which the Chinese soldier had crossed the LAC are being investigated.

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