China handed over five missing men from Arunachal Pradesh to India amidst ongoing tension over the LAC in eastern Ladakh. Army sources said that the People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) has handed over the five Indians to the LAC who were reported missing. Before leaving, LAC central minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted on Friday. These youth are said to have accidentally crossed the LAC from Upper Subansiri district on 4 September. The youngsters to be assigned are Toch Singkam, Prasat Ringling, Dongtu Ebiya, Tanu Baker and Ngaru Diri. This is the first time India has been successful in getting the youth of Arunachal out of the possession of China due to diplomatic efforts.
Accidentally entered the Chinese border on 4 September
The lives of Indians living near the China border in Arunachal Pradesh are full of challenges and conflicts. These people living near the border of China are very helpful to the Indian Army. Due to the knowledge and amazing physical ability of every region of theplace, these people go on continuously for 15 days and send the logistics of the Indian Army to the forward post.
These people help the Indian Army
It is challenging and risky to reach these further posts in inaccessible areas from below. During this time, these people wander the border of China several times, where Chinese soldiers take them under their control. These local Indian nationals working for the Indian Army are known as ‘Porter’.
Indian Army took over all five individuals (missing from Arunachal Pradesh) at Kibitu today after completing all formalities. Individuals will now be quarantined for 14 days as per COVID-19 protocol and will thereafter be handed over to their family members: PRO Defence, Tezpur https://t.co/4mI5xpxAiu
— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2020
A young man was released after 19 days in March
Earlier, in March, the Chinese army had left a 21-year-old youth after 19 days in China in the Ladakh region about four months ago, to make a good effort to correct the atmosphere. Significantly, on September 10, the foreign ministers of India and China met in Russia’s capital Moscow.
The ongoing tension in the two countries was also discussed in a meeting between Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and the Chinese Foreign Minister, the foreign ministers of the two countries also discussed steps to end the tension.