Indian Army sends back two boys from PoK who had crossed LoC by mistake

 In a goodwill gesture amid border tensions, the Indian Army has sent back two boys from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Published: 31st May 2017 06:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2017 06:06 PM   |  A+A-

BSF image used for representational purpose only


SRINAGAR:  In a goodwill gesture amid border tensions, the Indian Army has sent back two boys from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) who had inadvertently crossed over to this side in Tangdhar sector last week.     

Thirteen-year-old Wasalat Khan and 12-year-old Mohammad Iftikhar Khan, both belonging to Simari village in PoK, had lost their way and crossed the Line of Control (LoC) to enter the Indian side on May 23, an Army official said.     

"Despite the prevailing tense situation, the Army's patrol displayed remarkable restraint and professionalism in securing the boys from the danger zone without any harm," the official said.     Yesterday, they returned safely through the Titwal crossing point in Tangdhar sector, the official said.     He said as a goodwill gesture, the boys were treated with utmost care and provided with all medical and other administrative provisions during their stay here.     

Over the last several months, the LoC has been volatile, witnessing recurring shelling and firing besides some cross- border attacks by the Pakistani troops and terrorists.     

The Indian Army has also foiled a number of attempts by terrorists to infiltrate through the LoC, killing several of them. 


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp