Army confirms trooper captured by Pak
A soldier of the Indian Army has been captured by Pakistan. Sources confirmed that a soldier attached with 37 Rashtriya Rifles inadvertently crossed over to the other side of the Line of Control.
The Army said the captured soldier had no link with the cross-LoC surgical strikes and Pakistan had been informed by the DGMO over the hotline. It added that such inadvertent crossing by Army personnel and civilians was not unusual on either side and they returned through existing mechanisms.
Pakistani media identified him as 22-year-old Chandu Babulal Chohan from Maharashtra. Meanwhile, officials also refuted reports of killing of eight Indian Army personnel reported in sections of the Pakistan media, saying it’s “completely false and baseless”.