Arunachal, Jan 27: The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), on Thursday, handed over the missing boy from Arunachal Pradesh Miram Taron to the Indian Army.
Miram Taron had gone missing on January 18. While China had initially denied reports of his alleged abduction, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) confirmed that a missing boy was found on their side of the Arunachal China border.
On January 23, three days after the India Army activated a hotline with the People’s Liberation Army in China, the latter responded saying that the 17-year-old boy will be returned in a week.
On January 20, the Chinese side also sought details from the Indian side to establish the identity of the missing Arunachali youth. Subsequently, the Indian Army shared personal details of Miram Taron to confirm his identity.
On Tuesday, the PLA also confirmed that Taron would be repatriated to the Indian side. In fact, the Indian and Chinese armies had held a hotline discussion regarding the missing boy and decided to finalize the time and place for his repatriation.
The Indian Army had immediately approached the Chinese side on January 19 as Taron went missing near the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The Indian side had sought assistance from the PLA in tracing and return of the individual.