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Indian envoy meets Chinese soldier who was stuck in India

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

India's ambassador to Vijay Gokhale has Wang Qi, the Chinese soldier who was stuck in for over five decades after he had crossed the border during the 1962 war.

Gokhale 77-year-old Wang and his family including his son Vishnua Wang, daughter-in-Neha and granddaughter Khanak during their visit to yesterday.

The ambassador enquired about their stay in and assured all support, a twitter message posted by the embassy said.

Deputy ambassador Amit Narang has hosted a lunch for them, the embassy officials said.

Wang who arrived in his native village near Xian last month for the fist time after over 54 years is currently touring and expected to return to his village in the next few days and later decide his plans to return to

Wangwas caught when he entered the Indian territory shortly after the Sino-War of 1962.

He was later released from jail and settled in Tirodi village of Balaghat district in where he married a local woman.

Wang returned to on February 11 after India and China worked out modalities for bothWangand his Indian family to travel together to and later return as per their wish and stayed near Xian meeting friends and relatives.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 20:07 IST