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Efforts underway to ensure quick return of captured Indian soldier from Pakistan: Manohar Parrikar

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 October 2016, 12:28 IST

On 2 October, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar affirmed that efforts are being made to bring back the Indian soldier who has been captured by Pakistan.

Parrikar said that the Centre has activated the procedure which takes place at the Director General Military Operations (DGMO) level. Pakistan has been informed by the DGMO on the hotline.

"There is a standard mechanism for that. We exchange those people after enquiry who had inadvertently gone there by mistake. The procedure takes place at the DGMO level. We have activated that," Parrikar told the media at the sidelines of the Swachhta rally.

The captured Indian soldier has reportedly been identified as Chandu Babulal Chauhan, a soldier serving with the 37 Rashtriya Rifles. He was captured after he inadvertently crossed over to the other side of the Line of Control.

--With agency inputs

First published: 2 October 2016, 12:28 IST
 
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