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Pakistan releases Indian ‘deserter’ soldier

Kashmir continues to be a contentious issue for India and Pakistan

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan on Saturday (21) said it had released an Indian soldier who had strayed into its territory in the disputed Kashmir region, returning him to Indian authorities. Chandu Babulal Chohan deserted his checkpost on September 29, the date India said it had carried out surgical strikes across the heavily militarised border against its neighbour in retaliation for an army base raid that killed 19 soldiers. Chohan was handed over at the Wagah border, Pakistan’s ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement, adding the decision was based on “humanitarian grounds and the commitment to ensure peace and tranquility at the…

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