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
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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.

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  1. A
    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
    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.
      1. K
        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.......
        1. M
          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.
          1. M
            Oct 2, 2016 at 10:00 am
            Chal paon. Pakar or mafi mang phir milay ga soldier .
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