An army spokesperson said the yaks that had strayed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on 31 August in East Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh, were handed back on 7 September.
The spokesperson said that the Chinese side thanked the Indian army for the “gesture and gave assurance to avoid such occurrences in the future”.
#HarKaamDeshKeNaam#WeCare #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. @SpokespersonMoD pic.twitter.com/RDLicEb0QR— PRO Defence Tezpur (Assam/Arunachal Pradesh) (@ProAssam) September 7, 2020
Beijing considers Arunachal Pradesh as part of its south Tibet region, though India has effective control over it.
India and China share a 3,500-kilometre (2,175-mile) border that stretches from Ladakh in the north to the Indian state of Sikkim.
In eastern Ladakh, it passes through a lake in the Pangong Tso area.
Indian and Chinese troops clashed in the eastern Ladakh on 15-16 June, when 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives. Since then hundreds of troops have been deployed to the region by both sides.