India returns Chinese soldier who strayed over border
The soldier was apprehended Friday on the Indian side of the high altitude border where rival troops fought deadly battles in June last year.
He was returned to Chinese forces at noon Monday, according to the official People Liberation Army Daily.
The military newspaper said the soldier had "lost his way due to darkness and complicated terrain."
The Indian army later confirmed it had returned the individual.
Both sides have since poured tens of thousands of troops and heavy weaponry into the tension zone in the Ladakh region, currently in the grip of freezing winter temperatures.
Another Chinese soldier was briefly held by Indian forces in the same region in October.
The neighbours have held several rounds of disengagement talks but failed to ease the military buildup.