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Taron, a resident of Jido village in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, had gone missing near the LAC since January 18. The boy along with his friend was initially believed to have been abducted by the PLA when he and his friend went hunting in Arunachal Pradesh’s Upper Siang district. Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh shares an international boundary with China. Most of the time people from Arunachal Pradesh go to the interior area for hunting. Miram Taron’s friend – Johny Yaiying, who managed to escape, informed the authorities about the kidnapping by the PLA. 

The news spread like a wild fire with a tweet made by the BJP MP from Arunachal-East, after Tapir Gao alleged that Taron was abducted from inside Indian territory. But the Indian Army made it clear that this was not a kidnapping case and that he inadvertently went astray and went missing. Nearly two weeks after he went missing on the border between India and China, Arunachal Pradesh, 17 year old boy Miram Taron was reunited with his family. 

Miram Taron was ‘abducted’ by the troopers of China’s PLA on 17 January. The PLA  informed that the Arunachal boy was found by the Chinese border defense troops during a patrol in Medog County of Xizang in China. The Arunachal boy was handed over by the Chinese PLA to the Indian Army at the Wacha-Damai border personnel meeting point in Kibithu sector. 

Talking to media persons, Miriam Tarom said, “I am happy to be returning back to my home. But thanks to the Indian Army and all my well wishers for helping me to come back to my family members.When I was captured, I didn’t know where I was but after some time I came to know that Chinese PLA captured me and took me to their camp. Four times a day I was given food in their camp”.

A tweet made by the Spear Corps of the Indian Army said that the Indian Army took 17-year-old boy  back to India from the custody of the Chinese PLA to his parents in Tuting, Arunachal Pradesh on January 31. He was given an emotional and enthusiastic welcome from the parents and the local people.

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