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Five missing Indians traced in China

The whereabouts of all the five Indians who were dramatically abducted recently by China’s People’s Liberation Army from Sera – 7 area under Nacho in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh have been traced out and are safe on the other side of the international border in China.

On Tuesday evening, the Union Sports Minister and Arunachal Pradesh Lok Sabha MP Kiren Rijiju took to his Twitter handle to inform that the Chinese army has found all the five Tagin youths.

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“China’s PLA has responded to the hotline message sent by the Indian Army. The Chinese counterpart has confirmed that the missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been found by their side. Further, the modalities to handover the persons to our authority are being worked out,” the Minister tweeted.

Last Sunday, Rijiju had tweeted that the Indian Army had sent a hotline message to it’s PLA counterpart based near the Arunachal border and was waiting for a response.

The abducted youths which includes Tajit Singkam, Taru Diri, Tatu Ebiya, Tanu Bakar and Prasat Ringling were part of the seven – member group that went to jungle for collection of medicinal herbs. Five of them were abducted, while two others somehow managed to escape and reached home safely to narrate the ordeal.

Soon after news of the abduction got viral on social sites, the mainstream media too highlighted the episode. From family members and relatives to local organizations, from grassroot leaders to elected representatives, the abduction case was taken up seriously in all levels.

It is expected that the Chinese counterpart will hand over the youths safely today or by tomorrow.

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