The officer, named Havildar Rajendra Singh Negi, was on patrol duty in the Gulmarg area of Indian occupied Kashmir when the accident occurred.
Negi’s family was alarmed when they received a phone call saying that he was missing and that it was likely he might have ended up in Pakistan, reports Khaleej Times.
What’s going to happen now?
Negi’s family has demanded the Indian government to ensure the soldier’s safe and prompt return.
Pakistani authorities have not yet commented on the matter or acknowledged that the soldier is in their custody.
According to the Indian Army, a search and rescue operation is underway and “all attempts” are being made to bring Negi back, the Gulf Daily reported.
Negi, a resident of Ambiwala Sainik Colony in Dehradun, had joined the 11 Garhwal Rifles regiment in 2002. He had arrived in Dehradun in October and was posted to the snowy area of Gulmarg in November.
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