Beijing: China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday said that it was not aware of the incident in which the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly abducted a 17-year-old youth from Arunachal Pradesh’s Upper Siang district.

Missing Boy of Arunachal Pradesh (File Pic)

It, however, admitted that the PLA controls the borders and cracks down on “illegal entry and exit activities.”

Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh Tapir Gao had on Wednesday claimed that a teenager, identified as MiramTaron, was abducted by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) from Lungta Jor area under Siyungla area on Tuesday.
The youth was abducted from inside Indian territory in the state’s Upper Siang district, Gao said.

Taron’s friend Johny Yaiying, who managed to escape, informed the authorities about the kidnapping by the PLA, Gao told the media. Asked for his reaction to the allegation of the PLA abducting Taron, the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry here said, “I don’t know the situation.”

“The Chinese People’s Liberation Army controls borders in accordance with the law and cracks down on illegal entry and exit activities,” the spokesperson said.
Gao said on Wednesday that the incident took place near the place where Tsangpo river enters India in Arunachal Pradesh. Tsangpo is called as Siang in Arunachal Pradesh and Brahmaputra in Assam.

The MP also said that he has informed Union Minister of State for Home Nisith Pramanik about the incident and requested him to take necessary action in this regard.
In September 2020, the PLA had abducted five youths from Arunachal Pradesh’s Upper Subansiri district and released them after about a week.

The latest incident came at a time when the Indian Army continues to be engaged in a stand-off with PLA in eastern Ladakh since April 2020.

There have been 14 round of military-level talks between India and China to resolve the standoff…