GUWAHATI, April 7 - The Indian Army today successfully facilitated the safe return of a local youth of Arunachal Pradesh who had reportedly crossed over to the Chinese side in search of herbs on March 19.��
It was reported that 21-year-old youth, Togley Singkam, along with two of his friends, had gone to collect herbs in the area. On the same day, Singkam was picked up by Chinese security personnel while his friends managed to escape.
�When the incident came to light, the Indian Army immediately swung into action and approached the Chinese side utilizing the established border management mechanism. Owing to peace and tranquillity that is existing in the region and the bonhomie that has developed between both the border guarding forces, Singkam was handed over to the Indian Army today,� Defence spokesman Lt Col P Khongsai said.
Singkam was released near Taksing in Upper Subansiri district. Meanwhile, he has been quarantined by the Indian Army in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. He will be handed over to his family after 14 days.