No soldier was captured in Paksitan, clarifies Indian Army

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The Indian Army rejected Pakistani media claiming the killing of eight Indian soldiers and one captured by Pakistani military in retaliatory fire.

Army’s reaction came after Dawn News reported that Pakistani military 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.

The newspaper which had initially reported the development later said that there was a confusion around the incident.

Dawn News had claimed that the Indian soldier who was captured has been identified as 22-year-old Chandu Babulal Chohan, son of Bashan Chohan, from Maharashtra.

However Indian Army clarified that one soldier from 37 Rashtriya Rifles with weapon inadvertently crossed over to the other side of the LoC and Pakistan was informed about it by the DGMO on the hotline.

Army also went ahead to underline that the said crossing of LoC was not related to the surgical strikes.

On the other hand The Dawn News reported that the captured  Indian soldier has been taken to an undisclosed location.

The report also said, “The dead bodies of the Indian soldiers are still to be recovered by the Indian forces as they lay unattended at the LoC.”

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