Modi can say Aman Ki Asha: BSF jawan impressed by Pakistan, handed over to India

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New Delhi, Aug 8: Hours before his return to India, BSF jawan Satyasheel Yadav on Friday, Aug 8 told media that he was impressed by Pakistani army and he was treated better than his expectation.

Yadav, who who was captured by Pakistan in their territory after being swept away by a strong current of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir, arrived at the border check post as the neighbouring country handed him over to India.

Yadav, while speaking to media, was quoted as saying, "My colleagues swam out but I did not know swimming. The boat took me into Pakistani territory. I jumped into water near a Pakistan post and was rescued by jawans of Pakistan Rangers."

The 30-year-old jawan also stated, "They took my introduction. They helped me to the extent they could. They kept me better than what I had thought. I have no complaints. I am happy."

They kept me better than what I had thought. I have no complaints. I am happy

It seems that Prime Minister Narendra Modi now can hope for Aman Ki Asha (hope for peace). This was a campaign jointly started by the two leading media houses The Jang Group in Pakistan and The Times of India in India. The campaign aimed for mutual peace and development of the diplomatic and cultural relations between the two nations.

The BSF jawan was out on a patrol with three other personnel in the Paragwal-Khour sub-sector of general area Akhnoor when the boat they were travelling in developed a problem on Wednesday.

Officials said when the patrol squad was negotiating a narrow bend in the river in this sector, the engine of the motorboat failed.

A rescue boat later sent to fetch the BSF men was taken by three personnel but Yadav was swept in the strong current as the rope holding him snapped and he subsequently landed 400 metres away in the Sialkot sector of Pakistan where he was picked up by the villagers initially and then handed over to the Rangers, they said.

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