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Army has contacted Chinese PLA over ‘abduction’ of 5 men from Arunachal border, says Rijiju

Army has sent a hotline message and is awaiting a response, after 5 men were allegedly abducted from near the India-China border in Upper Subansiri district.
File image of Union Minister of State Kiren Rijiju | Photo: ANI
File image of Union Minister of State Kiren Rijiju | Photo: ANI

New Delhi, Sept 7: Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju Sunday confirmed that the Army in Arunachal Pradesh has approached the Chinese military about the alleged abduction of five Indians Friday from near the border between the two countries.

Rijiju said in a tweet Sunday that the Indian Army had already sent a hotline message to its People’s Liberation Army counterparts at the border point, and is awaiting a response.

The Army has also confirmed it has made the approach.

Usually, the hotlines are available at the brigade commanders’ level, and are used when a military commander wants to clarify or convey any point of concern to the military commander across the border.

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