SCMP: India returns Chinese soldier who strayed across disputed border
Mon January, 2021, Age: 3 years
India returned a Chinese soldier, who appears to have inadvertently crossed over the contested India-Chinese border, to the PLA Monday morning local time. The contested “Line of Actual Control”, India and China’s shared border high in the Himalayan mountains, was the scene of military skirmishes between the two sides earlier last year. Both sides have reinforced their militaries in the area with troops, artillery units and tank units. The winter cold of the Himalayas impedes most military activity but the world will look anxiously towards the world’s two most populous countries this Spring to see how they handle their border dispute.