The cattle had strayed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on August 31 in Arunachal's West Kameng
Midst the ongoing border issues between India and China, Indian Army, in a humane gesture, handed over cattles which strayed across the Line of Actual control into East Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh to China on Monday.
Taking to Twitter, Defence PRO, Eastern Command wrote, "#IndianArmy handed over 13 #Yaks to #China on 07 Sep that had strayed across #LAC on 31 Aug in #EastKameng in #ArunachalPradesh. #Chinese thanked @adgpi for this gesture and gave assurance to avoid such occurrences in the future."
Such compassionate gestures comes at a time when the two nation's armies are at loggerheads. India and China are engaged in a standoff since April-May this year over the transgressions by the Chinese Army in multiple areas including the Finger area, Galwan valley, Hot springs and Kongrung Nala.
The situation deteriorated after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in violent clashes with Chinese PLA in Galwan valley in June.
Further, there have been a series of non-violent standoffs in Arunachal, and MP Tapir Gao has also claimed that the Chinese have grabbed 40-50 km in the Indian territory.