China handed over five missing men from Arunachal Pradesh to India amidst continuing tension over LAC in eastern Ladakh. Army sources said that the People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) has handed over the five Indians who were said to be missing. Earlier on Friday, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted, “China’s PLA has confirmed to the Indian Army that it will hand over the youth of Arunachal Pradesh to us. He can be assigned to a designated place any time tomorrow, 12 September. ‘ Also Read – Chinese Army will release five Indian youths missing from Arunachal, Kiren Rijiju confirmed
Good news #India…
By persistent efforts of #IndianArmy, 5 hunters of #UpperSubansiri, who crossed over #LAC on 2 Sept, will finally return on 12 September #PLA will hand them over to #India in #Damai #China at 0930hrs morning. #LohitValley pic.twitter.com/FtyRaFLVXl Also Read – China builds military base near Finger-5, Pangong Lake, Indian Army movement stops ahead of Finger-4
– PRO Defense Tezpur (Assam / Arunachal Pradesh) (@ProAssam) September 11, 2020 Also Read – Rajnath Singh held a high-level meeting on the situation in East Ladakh, Ajit Doval and CDS Rawat were also present
Kiren Rijiju first reported that the PLA had confirmed that the youth had been found across the border in China. The incident came to light when two members of a group went hunting in the jungle and on returning, they informed the families of the said five youths that they had been taken by Chinese soldiers from Serra-7, an army patrol area. This place is located 12 kilometers north of Nacho.
The Chinese PLA has confirmed to Indian Army to hand over the youths from Arunachal Pradesh to our side. The handing over is likely to take place anytime tomorrow i.e. 12th September 2020 at a designated location. https://t.co/UaM9IIZl56
– Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) September 11, 2020
Nacho is the last administrative region on the McMahon Line and it is 120 km from Daporijo district headquarters. The youths who were allegedly abducted by the Chinese army were identified as Toch Singkam, Prasat Ringling, Dongtu Abia, Tanu Bakar and Nagru Diri. The PLA had on Tuesday said that on September 4, five youths who had gone missing from the India-China border in Upper Subansiri district were found across the border.