Indian army has handed over a 11 year old boy from Pakistan-controlled Kashmir,who unknowingly crossed the Line of Control (LoC),to the Pakistan army. The Indian Line of Control fencing is a 550 km (340 mi) barrier along the 740 km (460 mi) disputed 1972 Line of Control (or ceasefire line). The fence, constructed by India, generally remains about 150 yards on the Indian-controlled side. Its stated purpose is to exclude arms smuggling and infiltration by Pakistani-based separatist militants. This was unknowingly crossed by a Pakistan boy on Thursday. Indian army safely handed over the boy to their parents.
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According to the officials of the Indian army,
Sameer Kayani, son of Mohammad Rafiq of Laswa Athmuqam in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, who had accidentally crossed the LoC two days ago. He was seen by the Indian army people and they took details of him. Later the army people sent an immediate message to the Pakistan army after the boy was intercepted.
The officials said that the message was initiated to inform the Pakistan Army of the safety and well being of Kayani along with a request for a flag meeting so that the boy could be returned and united with his family at the earliest.
“The flag meeting was held at the Teetwal Crossing Point and the boy was handed over to representatives of Pakistan Army by the unit based at Tanghdar frontier area,” the officials said.
The army sent the boy unharmed and also safely returned him back to Pakistan along with sweets and new clothes.
We wish that relationship between India and Pakistan should continue like this forever.
“A Salute To Indian Army.”