BEIJING, Oct.19 -- China hopes that India will hand over soon the Chinese soldier who got lost in China-India border areas on the evening of October 18 when helping local herdsmen retrieve a yak at their request, said Senior Colonel Zhang Shuili, spokesperson for the Western Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday.
The PLA border troops informed the Indian military right after the incident and hoped the indian side would aid in search and rescue, and the Indian side promised to offer help and return the missing soldier timely after finding him, said the spokesperson.
The latest information from the Indian side is that the lost Chinese soldier has been found and will be handed over to the Chinese side after receiving medical examination, said Snr. Col. Zhang.
"We hope that the Indian side will live up to its promise to hand over the missing Chineses soldier as soon as possible and implement the consensus reached by the two sides in the 7th round of Senior Commanders meeting, so as to maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas," stressed Zhang.