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All efforts being made to release Indian soldier in Pakistan's captivity: Rajnath Singh

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:46 IST

Union Home minister Rajnath Singh on 30 September said that all attempts are being made to free the Indian soldier who has been captured by Pakistan.

According to an Indian Express report, Singh is currently conducting a meeting where NSA Ajit Doval and senior ITBP officials are present.

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.

This development comes a day after India conducted surgical strikes on seven terrorist launch pads along the Line of Control (LoC).

Singh said the government has taken note of the reports which stated that an Indian soldier is in Pakistan's captivity. "All attempts are being made to secure his release," he said, according to an NDTV report.

Singh also said that New Delhi will take up the matter with Islamabad for his early release.

The Indian Army had on 29 September rejected reports in a section of Pakistani media that eight Indian soldiers were killed and one captured by Pakistani military in retaliatory fire.

First published: 30 September 2016, 1:28 IST
 
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