Making a sensational claim, former MP and Pasighat MLA Ninong Ering has alleged that China is trying to recruit youths from Arunachal Pradesh into the Chinese People’s Liberation Army or PLA.

Speaking exclusively to Northeast Live, Ninong Ering claimed that the Chinese are tying lure the youths of Arunachal Pradesh assuring them of a better future.

Citing it to be a matter of grave concern, he said Union Defence and Home Ministry should take up the matter at the earliest.

“The Chinese PLA is trying to recruit youths from Tibet as well as Arunachal. It is a matter of grave concern and Union defence ministry and home should take it seriously,” said the former Lok Sabha MP.

Fearing China’s influence, Ering said that the people belonging to Nyishi, Adi, Mishimi, Idu communities living along the China border have some affinity with the people of the Lhoba community of China.

However, he maintained that this does not necessarily mean that they would like to join the Chinese PLA.