India and China have been involved in a long-time, ongoing border dispute.2 In the last few months, the two sides have come close to open warfare in the mountainous area west of the Ladakh region. Now an Indian lawmaker has accused the Chinese of kidnapping five civilians from the area.

Tapir Gao from the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh took to Twitter on Saturday with the accusations. India’s military has inquired to its Chinese counterparts about the issue. 

Zhao Lijian, a Foreign Ministry spokesman for China said that Beijing has “no details to release yet,” but added that “China’s position on the east section of the China-India boundary … is consistent and clear.” It also has “never recognized the so-called ‘Arunachal Pradesh,’ which was illegally established on Chinese territory.”