Indian Military apprehends Chinese language soldier close to disputed Himalayan border

The Chinese language soldier was taken into custody by Indian troops after crossing over the LAC, the de facto border between the 2 nations. The rationale for the soldier’s crossing of the LAC is being investigated, the assertion mentioned.

The strategically situated lake, roughly 14,000 ft (4,267 meters) above sea degree, spans an space stretching from the Indian territory of Ladakh to Chinese language-controlled Tibet, within the larger Kashmir area the place India, China and Pakistan all declare territory.

The LAC, which marks the de facto border, passes by means of the lake.

At the least 20 Indian troopers have been killed in that incident. China has by no means acknowledged any casualties from that conflict.

In September, China and India agreed to cease sending extra troops to the disputed Himalayan border, following an escalation in tensions between the 2 nuclear powers.

In a joint assertion, each side agreed to strengthen communication on the bottom to keep away from misunderstandings or motion “that will complicate the scenario.”

Additionally they agreed to not take any unilateral motion that might change the scenario on the bottom, the assertion mentioned.

India and China share a 2,100 mile-long (3,379-kilometer) border within the Himalayas, however each side declare territory on both aspect of it.

The LAC was established within the wake of the 1962 Sino-Indian warfare and reveals up on maps, nevertheless India and China don’t agree on its exact location and each commonly accuse the opposite of overstepping it, or looking for to broaden their territory.

In 1996, the 2 nations signed an settlement which states that neither aspect shall open fireplace inside 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) from the LAC to “stop harmful navy actions.”

CNN’s James Griffiths and Helen Regan contributed to this report.

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