A soldier of China’s People's Liberation Army (PLA) was captured near the Demchok area of Ladakh on October 19 after straying across the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Indian Army said. The soldier has been identified as Wang Ya Long and is being provided with required medical assistance including oxygen, food and warm clothes, the army said. The army also informed that a request has also been received from the PLA about the whereabouts of the missing soldier. As per established protocols, the soldier will be returned to Chinese officials at the Chushul–Moldo meeting point after completion of formalities, the army statement added. Government sources informed News18 that it may take a couple of days to send the soldier back. This comes amid the border tussle between India and China in the region. Both armies have deployed over 50,000 troops each along the LAC in eastern Ladakh, including in Demchok sector, following escalation of the five-month-long military standoff that began in early May. Reportedly, the army is questioning the soldier, who is said to be from the 6th Motorised Infantry Division, to see if he is on an espionage mission. Reports suggest that the soldier was carrying civil and military documents. Watch the video to know more.