Jawan ‘disappeared’ from Chinese border post for 14 days | India News



DEHRADUN: Prakash Singh Rana, 34, a 7-gun Garhwal jawan in the Indian Army, has been missing for a fortnight now with his family not knowing his whereabouts.
The soldier’s wife, Mamta Rana, recounted YOU“We last spoke on May 27. He messaged me saying he was fine on May 28. The next day the battalion subedar major called to say that two men, including Prakash, had disappeared from their post at the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.
She added that since May 29, a few senior Garhwal Rifles officials had spoken to her but there was still no trace of her missing husband.
“My son and my daughter keep asking about their father, but I don’t have answers to their questions,” Mamta Rana said, fighting back tears.
The couple’s 10-year-old son is in class VII while their seven-year-old daughter is in class II. The family originated from Ukhimath in Rudraprayag and have resided in Dehradun since 2019.
Prakash Singh Rana had last returned in November last year and spent around two months with his family. He left for his assignment on January 23 of this year.
Meanwhile, BJP MP for Sahaspur, Sahdev Pundhir visited Rana’s residence on Friday and assured family members that he would raise the issue with the government as a matter of priority.
Pundhir met with state cabinet ministers on Saturday and also briefed Union Minister of State for Defense Ajay Bhatt on the soldier’s disappearance.
Talk to YOU late Saturday evening, Ajay Bhatt said that “the government and the army are aware of the matter and are taking all necessary measures”.
“With the help of the local authorities in Arunachal Pradesh, efforts are underway to find the jawan,” the Union Minister said.


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