Will take some days to bring back soldier in Pakistan custody: Manohar Parrikar

"There is a standard mechanism at the DGMO level, which has been activated," Parrikar said.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: October 2, 2016 5:29 pm
Manohar Parrikar, defence minister, defence minister parrikar, parrikar, captured soldier, captured indian soldier, surgical strike, PoK, Pakistan occupied Kashmir, Director Generals of Military Operation, DGMO, rafale deal, french fighter jets, french jets, india france deal, india france aircraft deal, gandhi jayanti, india news, indian express, latest news, Defence Manohar Parrikar was in Pune for a programme under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan organised by Pune Cantonment Board on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. (Source: Express Photo By Sandeep Daundkar)

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday that the standard mechanism at the level of Director Generals of Military Operation (DGMO) of India and Pakistan has been ‘activated’ to bring back the soldier who was captured by Pakistan after he had ‘inadvertently crossed the Line of Control.’

Parrikar was speaking to the media on Sunday morning in Pune after a programme under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan organised by Pune Cantonment board on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

Parrikar was asked about the efforts being made by the Indian government to bring back the Indian Army soldier of 37 Rashtriya Rifles who has been captured by the Pakistani forces after he, according to Indian authorities, ‘inadvertently crossed the LoC.’ He replied, “There is a standard mechanism at the DGMO level, which has been activated.” He also said that the soldier had nothing to do with the surgical strike carried out by the special forces along the LoC.

When asked about the arrival of the first batch of French fighter aircraft Rafale, Parrikar said, “As per the deal the time is 36 months. But they may arrive a slightly earlier than that. We have requested them for early delivery.”

“Since the situation is tense right now, it will take some days to bring the soldier back,” the minister said.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App now

  1. A
    Anti
    Oct 2, 2016 at 9:12 am
    550 mn Indians gets up daily in morning and perform surgical strike on railway tracks and open fields lolzzzz
    Reply
    1. B
      Burhan Wani
      Oct 2, 2016 at 2:15 pm
      We Kashmiris were always a part of stan and soon will become Insha Allah. Your coward Nehru went running to u.n. And begging for cease fire in 1948 when kashmiri people liberated one part from your illegal Indian occupation. Our matter is still on u.n. Agenda and charter. This is our fight for our legitimate freedom from you and stan is supporting us morally and diplomatically since 1948.
      Reply
      1. K
        khan
        Oct 2, 2016 at 1:29 pm
        Indian military has become very advanced especially in medicines as well....the way they wedded military tactics with modern medical procedures is awesome......and the example is the latest 'surgical strikes'......lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;These were not surgical strikes, rather they were Laparoscopic ones, which are done through very small s, and doesn't cause a pain.........lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;............."Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, or key surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed far from their location through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) elsewhere in the body...........source Wikipedia encyclopedia.....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Great to know, They performed and we were not hurt, and their public is celebrating..... they have a larger potion, but a large number of s as well.......
        Reply
        1. M
          MyTake
          Oct 2, 2016 at 6:30 am
          stan need to keep in mind if it does not respond positively, it will set precedent and subsequently India will have the right to do the same in future. It's a two way street.
          Reply
          1. M
            malik
            Oct 2, 2016 at 10:00 am
            Chal paon. Pakar or mafi mang phir milay ga soldier .
            Reply
            1. M
              malik
              Oct 2, 2016 at 10:02 am
              When everybody including an Ant in stan was on HIghest Alert ..... Feku says soldier unknowingly crossed over border ?? lt;br/gt;Is this a joke ?? I guess the joke is on the country lol
              Reply
              1. A
                arc
                Oct 2, 2016 at 9:17 am
                I know you are a bhakt and incapable of originality. But try on. You may one day find an MA course called ENTIRE POLITICAL SCIENCE.
                Reply
                1. A
                  arc
                  Oct 2, 2016 at 9:02 am
                  Parikkar knows about standard practice? I mean what is a standard practice of getting back a soldier caught in stan? Abduct a stani or two from the LoC and then try to bargain? Or send a rescue mission of bhakts armed with trishuls and a ration of gobar and gaumutra? As usual Parikkar is talking through his rectal aperture.
                  Reply
                  1. B
                    bitterhoney
                    Oct 2, 2016 at 2:39 pm
                    Parrikar ji, stan ke gaal pe do thappad maro aur sainik ko wapas le aao.
                    Reply
                    1. D
                      DD
                      Oct 2, 2016 at 1:26 pm
                      stan will soon be divided into 4 pieces. Insha Allah..lt;br/gt;Allah ki yahi marzi hai.lt;br/gt;Ameen, SUmm Ameen
                      Reply
                      1. D
                        DD
                        Oct 2, 2016 at 1:39 pm
                        stan will soon be divided into 4 pieceslt;br/gt;. Insha Allah..lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Allah ki yahi marzi hai.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Ameen
                        Reply
                        1. D
                          DD
                          Oct 2, 2016 at 6:18 am
                          stan will soon be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;allah ki yehi marzi hai.lt;br/gt;aameen
                          Reply
                          1. A
                            Anand
                            Oct 2, 2016 at 1:39 pm
                            Response of Rajnath Singh when asked about footage - "just Wait and Watch" - which is also a Bollywood Movie in Production, shooting already started. Bhartiya Jumla Party throws a bigger Jumla than 15 Lacs Jumla.
                            Reply
                            1. D
                              Desh
                              Oct 2, 2016 at 9:57 am
                              I think BJP,and all sangh parivar is capable getting our shoulder back,they should now march towards LOC, instead of barking and roaring on dalits
                              Reply
                              1. I
                                i am
                                Oct 2, 2016 at 9:11 am
                                I think you are commenting through the same aperture
                                Reply
                                1. J
                                  jay
                                  Oct 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm
                                  Proud of indian army for the exceptional bravery and meticulous operations in neutralising the enemy..Having said politicians and so called leaders should refrain from commenting in any manner or debating on national tv about the operations which is ongoing.Onlly army genearals should comment and brief the head of state the prime minister and the president the operational details and its effectiveness.No video clips or other information should be released to ignorant politicians or to the media until operations successfully completed,Politicians and the media should act responsibly and with caution and army generals alone be aallowed to release the details whereever necessary/.Again proud of our army for the extraordinary and difficult job executed.
                                  Reply
                                  1. K
                                    Kabir
                                    Oct 2, 2016 at 9:09 am
                                    Fatte munh parrikar better bring him back instead of chest beating.
                                    Reply
                                    1. K
                                      khan
                                      Oct 2, 2016 at 6:17 am
                                      Oh yeah . .we forgot about that poor dude you left behind . .shamelesslt;br/gt;And also the dead bodies, I hope you have picked them up, very very cowardly of yoult;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is typical cowardly behavior to make fantastical claims and then just keep making statement with no evidence. India is yet to answer, after being caught out the there were no paradrops and no helicopters how they managed to zoom across destroying armies of terrorist on foot across such difficult terrain in 5 hours. It seems you politicians and your military are cut from the same cloth and don't even have a clue how to construct a believable lie with out flaws, let alone carry out a flawless surgical strike
                                      Reply
                                      1. L
                                        L bhadrapati Devi
                                        Oct 2, 2016 at 6:35 am
                                        Why our Indian soldiers are not so committed in fighting tough enemy? Despite superior in numbers, why they become PoW. Lack of commitment of Indian Army is exposed.
                                        Reply
                                        1. M
                                          Manu USA
                                          Oct 2, 2016 at 7:04 am
                                          She does not look devi
                                          Reply
                                          1. A
                                            Ashok Mazumdar
                                            Oct 2, 2016 at 8:03 am
                                            I feel that Babu Lall is not in stan's Army Custody. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He may have been Kidnapped by JK's some unidentified Group.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And as the Pak DGMO denied about our soldier being in their Custody, it seems that the Govt. is in touch of those behind the kidnapping and Negotiating for his Release lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;As the Govt feels confident of his' being back, Sooner we may hear the Breaking News.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The brother of the Soldier, appeared on TV last night and Challenged his entering in Pak Army Custody by mistake, as Soldiers are never alone without any Buddy in such Sensitive Border Area, knowing fully in such an event, it is sure Death by Pak Bullets.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;So please keep Guessing till he is seen once again, without any Injuries.
                                            Reply
                                            1. Load More Comments