Chinese army finds missing boy from Arunachal Pradesh, procedure underway to bring him back

New Delhi: 

The boy who had gone missing near Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh has been found by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the process of bringing him back to India is underway. 

“The Chinese Army has communicated to us that they have found a missing boy from Arunachal Pradesh and the due procedure is being followed,” ANI quoted PRO Defence, Tezpur Lt Col Harshvardhan Pandey as saying. 

Miran Taron, 17-year-old, a native of Zido village in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh was allegedly abducted by the Chinese army near the Tsangpo River’s mouth into India, on January 18 (Tuesday). The district authorities informed that Taron and a few others were hunting in the bordering region between two countries when the incident occurred.

On January 19, Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh tweeted the images of Taron and wrote, “Chinese PLA has abducted Sh Miram Taron, 17 years of Zido vill. yesterday 18th Jan 2022 from inside Indian territory, Lungta Jor area (China built 3-4 kms road inside India in 2018) under Siyungla area (Bishing village) of Upper Siang dist, Arunachal Pradesh.”

The MP also said Taron’s friend escaped from PLA and reported to the authorities. “All the agencies of Govt of India is requested to step up for his early release,” Gao added.

The India Army on Thursday (January 20) said it has sought assistance of PLA to locate and return the teenager.

PRO Defence informed, “17-year-old youth Miram Tarom of Zido, Arunachal Pradesh was reportedly captured by Chinese PLA across the Line of Actual Control. Indian Army immediately contacted PLA through a hotline, assistance from PLA has been sought to locate and return him as per protocol.”

India and China share a 3,400 km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC) from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh alone shares a 1,129 km-long border with China.


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