Arunachal Pradesh In China, a 17-year-old teenager, Miram Tarom, who went missing in the Chinese geographical area near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, has been traced by Chinese soldiers. Now the officers of the Indian Army are following the proper procedure to bring him back to India.
Lt Col Harshvardhan Pandey, Tezpur PRO from news agency ANI, said, “Chinese Army has informed us that they have found the missing boy from Arunachal Pradesh and due process is being followed for his return.”
The Chinese Army has communicated to us that they have found a missing boy from Arunachal Pradesh and the due procedure is being followed: PRO Defense, Tezpur Lt Col Harshvardhan Pandey
— ANI (@ANI) January 23, 2022
After the boy went missing on Wednesday, the Indian Army had sought help from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China. The boy, a resident of a village adjacent to the Line of Actual Control, had allegedly crossed the Tsangpo river to the Chinese side, after which he was captured by the Chinese army. The Tsangpo river is called Siang when it enters Arunachal Pradesh and the Brahmaputra river when it enters Assam.
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Defense sources later informed Chinese defense officials about the missing teenager Meeram Taroun from Arunachal Pradesh. Sources had said that on receiving information about the boy’s disappearance, the Indian Army immediately contacted the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) through an established hotline system. They were told that the boy, who had gone to get the herbs, had lost his way and could not find it.
On Wednesday, Arunachal (East) Lok Sabha MP Tapir Gao reported the disappearance of Meeram Taroun, who told news agency PTI that Taroun and his friend Johnny Yaying had been targeted and abducted by Chinese soldiers.