The Indian Army on Sunday dismissed reports that its soldiers had been detained by Chinese forces along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. The Army’s denial came after some reports claimed that an Indian patrol party was detained and later released by China amid a standoff between the two sides.
In a statement, the Army called out media houses for publishing unverified information. “There has been no detention of Indian soldiers at the China border,” Indian Army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand was quoted as saying by the news agency. “We categorically deny this. It only hurts national interests when media outlets publish unsubstantiated news.”