Pakistan returns Indian soldier as goodwill gesture

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RAWALPINDI: Indian soldier Chandu Babulal Chohan has been returned to his home country via the Wagah Border on Saturday. The Indian soldier was handed over BSF officials at the border along with his official gun. 

Earlier, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said the Indian soldier who had willfully crossed the Line of Control on 29 September, 2016 and surrendered himself to Pakistan Army has been convinced to return to his own country.

According to the ISPR, the Indian’s soldiers return is a gesture of goodwill and in continuation of Pakistan’s efforts to maintain peace and tranquility along the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary. The ISPR added that the soldier was handed would be handed over to Indian authorities on humanitarian grounds.

Pakistan believes in peaceful relations with its neighbours, the Foreign Office said, adding that the step was taken to promote peace at the Working Boundary and Line of Control.