Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

Pak may release two Indian jawans


May 13, 2004 01:06 IST

Pakistan has said would soon release two Indian soldiers who have been in its custody for the last four-and-a-half years, according to an army spokesperson in New Delhi.

He said the Pakistan's Director General Military (Operations) Major General Mohammad Yousaf had also told his Indian counterpart on Tuesday that consular access to the Indian High Commission was being arranged for the two prisoners, who had strayed across the Line of Control on September 17, 1999, soon after the Kargil operations.

Major General Deepak Summanwar said the Indian army had repeatedly taken up the matter with Pakistan and that financial assistance had been continuously provided to the families of the two prisoners. He said their pay and allowances would be restored from June 1.

However, the spokesperson did not respond to a question whether the Indian prisoners were being released in exchange for Pakistani prisoners in Indian custody.


More reports from Delhi
Read about: Assembly Election 2003 | Attack on Parliament

© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

Advertisement






Copyright 2005 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.