China hands over 5 Indians missing from Arunachal Pradesh: Report

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Assam : 5 Arunachal Pradesh men, who had gone missing from a village near China border, have been handed over to India by PLA. 

After the handover took place in the Chinese territory this morning, the men reached the Indian side and entered Arunachal Pradesh through Kibithu border post this afternoon.

"The Chinese PLA has confirmed to Indian Army to hand over the youths from Arunachal Pradesh to our side. The handing over is likely to take place anytime tomorrow i.e. 12th September 2020 at a designated location," Union Minister Kiren Rijiju had tweeted on Friday.

The missing five men were identified as hunters, according to the Army.

Earlier this week, the Chinese Army had confirmed their presence in the country.

"As a result of persistent efforts of Indian Army, five missing hunters from Indian side of LAC in Upper Subansiri, who had inadvertently crossed over to other side on 2 September 2020, were traced. Chinese Army on September 8 responded on hotline and confirmed that the missing Indians have been found on their side," the Army had said in a statement.