‘All Attempts Being Made To Secure Release Of Our Soldier’

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New Delhi: Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday assured that all attempts will be made to secure the release of our soldier who inadvertently crossed over to Pakistan on Thursday.

“All attempts are being made to secure his release,” Rajnath told reporters after attending a meet to discuss internal security situation. The home minister also said that New Delhi will take up the matter with Islamabad for his early release.

Chandu Babulal Chohan, a 22-year-old jawan inadvertently crossed the LoC on Thursday, the day when the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes along the Line of Control. India had carried out strikes on seven terror launch pads across the LoC with the Army inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from PoK.

Chohan, however, was not a part of the surgical strike, the Army later clarified.

The Indian Army had yesterday also rejected as “false and baseless” reports in a section of Pakistani media that eight Indian soldiers were killed by Pakistani military in retaliatory fire.

Indian Army sources said, “As regard (to the) report of killing of eight Indian Army personnel reported in sections of Pakistan media, the report is completely false and baseless.”

Army’s reaction had come after Dawn News reported that Pakistani military has claimed that it has killed eight Indian soldiers and captured one while retaliating to India’s firing at the first line of defence at the Line of Control (LoC) at Tatta Pani.

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