India detains Chinese soldier in disputed border region

France 24 | Oct 19, 2020 at 12:50 PM
  • India said Monday that it had detained a Chinese soldier who strayed across the disputed frontier where the two countries are engaged in a months-long standoff after a series of clashes.
  • Both sides have poured tens of thousands of troops into the border zone since fighting a pitched battle in June in which 20 Indian troops and an unknown number of Chinese soldiers were killed.
  • Several rounds of talks have failed to significantly ease tensions and the neighbours — who blame each other for the standoff — are now digging in for a harsh winter at 4,200 metres (14,000 feet) in a region where temperatures regularly fall below minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 Fahrenheit).