India Claims PLA Troops Abducted Teenager from Arunachal Pradesh

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China has allegedly abducted a 17-year-old boy from inside Indian territory in the Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

The state’s MP Tapir Gao said the teenager, identified as Miram Taron, was with his friend Johny Yaiying, collecting herbs and hunting when the Chinese army tried to abduct them, but, Yaiying has managed to escape and informed the authorities.

Local media reported that Indian army officials have contacted PLA troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and asked the Chinese officials to return the teenager.

India and China have been in a standoff where they share a 3,400 km-long LAC from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh since May 2020.

In June, the troops clashed at Galwan Valley, leaving 20 Indian soldiers and four Chinese soldiers dead.

China had announced disengagement at the border in February last year, however, reports said PLA built new fortifications and roads along the LAC and stationed troops.

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