17-year-old Miram Taron was allegedly abducted by PLA troops( Photo Courtesy: @TapirGao) Photograph:( Others )
Arunachal Pradesh's lawmaker Tapir Gao had said Miram Taron was abducted from the Lungta Jor area on Tuesday. Taron's friend allegedly managed to escape.
After Arunachal Pradesh's MP Tapir Gao informed that a 17-year-old was allegedly abducted by the Chinese army as reports said Indian army officials contacted PLA troops along the Line of Actual of Control(LAC).
MP Tapir Gao had said Miram Taron was abducted from the Lungta Jor area on Tuesday. Taron's friend allegedly managed to escape.
1/2— Tapir Gao (@TapirGao) January 19, 2022
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. pic.twitter.com/ecKzGfgjB7
The lawmaker said the incident took place at the point where the Tsangpo river enters India in Arunachal Pradesh.
News agency ANI quoting defence sources said the Indian Army contacted the PLA through a hotline informing that the boy was collecting herbs and was hunting and asked the Chinese officials to return the individual as per established protocol.
In a tweet Gao said Chinese PLA troops had abducted Miram Taron on January 18 inside Indian territory as he requested the Indian government to contact Chinese officials for his safe release. The MP said his friend escaped and reported it to the authorities.
Shocking!! #CCPChina’s PLA abducted innocent youth from Arunachal Pradesh yesterday (details in attached pic).@MEAIndia @HMOIndia should help in safe return of the boy and #Chinese intrusion in our land must be checked. @ipacglobal @PMOIndia @ArunachalCMO @arunachaltimes_ pic.twitter.com/UbqDC5tkU4— Ninong Ering 🇮🇳 (@ninong_erring) January 19, 2022
MLA from Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering called the incident "shocking" as he requested the Indian foreign ministry to intervene.
"Chinese intrusion in our land must be checked," Ering said.
The development comes as Indian and Chinese commanders concluded the 14th round of talks recently. The talks were held at Chushul-Moldo meeting point in eastern Ladakh as India pressed for the disengagement process at Hot Springs.
India and China have been involved in a standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh since May 2020. In June 2020, Indian and Chinese troops were involved in a clash at Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed including four Chinese PLA soldiers.
Although China had announced disengagement at the border in February last year but reports say PLA have built new fortifications and roads along the LAC and stationed troops. India had earlier slammed China's move to build a bridge across Pangong Lake.
(With inputs from Agencies)