The Border Security Force (BSF) troops have intercepted a Chinese national along the India-Bangladesh international border in West Bengal’s Malda.

According to the BSF Spokesperson, the Chinese man was arrested on Thursday and he was “intercepted” by a BSF party near the border in the Malda district. Interview of the individual is presently underway by concerned agencies, the BSF said.

The Chinese national is being questioned by the BSF officials, local police and intelligence agencies, and further details will be known once the session ends, PTI quoted the officials as saying.

As per the officials, one laptop, 3three mobiles, Indian, Bangladeshi, US currency, one Chinese Passport with Bangladeshi visa and few electronic gadgets have been recovered from the man.

India-China LAC standoff

This comes amid the militaries of India and China are locked in a bitter standoff at the Line of Actual (LAC) in eastern Ladakh since last year. The two countries have been witnessing a fierce stand-off along the LAC due to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s misadventures at the border.

The disengagement process was arrived at after several rounds of talks between the two countries at the military and diplomatic levels. 

However, Indian Army chief  General Manoj Mukund Naravane recently had said that India’s stand is very clear as no de-escalation can take place before disengagement at all friction points is done.

He had also informed that the Indian army is holding key areas and an adequate number of soldiers are present in the area to deal with any contingency.