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    INDIAN SOLDIERS CAPTURE BY CHINESE GUARDS IN THE DISPUTED SINO-INDIAN BORDER AREA LAST AUTUMN WERE RELEASED ON WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL.

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    INDIAN SOLDIERS CAPTURE BY CHINESE GUARDS IN THE DISPUTED SINO-INDIAN BORDER AREA LAST AUTUMN WERE RELEASED ON WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL.NUMBERING 144, THEY WERE THE FIRST TO BE SET FREE FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC THAT THEY WOULD RELEASE ALL INDIANS CAPTURED DURING THE FIGHTING.THE NUMBER IS BELIEVED TO BE AROUND 3,000.

    THE EX-PRISONERS WERE TURNED OVER TO RED CROSS REPRESENTATIVES NEAR KIBITOOE, ON THE INDIA-TIBET FRONTIER ADJOINING BURMA."THE EX-PRISONERS THEN MARCHED DOWN THE MOUNTAIN TRAIL, AND AS THEY CROSSED THE BORDER THE SOLDIERS CALLED OUT LONG LIVE INDIA" THEN SANK TO THEIR KNEES AND GREETED THE SOIL OF THEIR HOMELAND IN TRADITIONAL STYLE.AFTER SUPPLIES WERE HANDED OUT TO THEM BY THE RED CROSS THE EX-PRISONERS CLIMBED INTO HELICOPTERS TO BE TAKEN TO RECEPTION CENTRES.

    A NOTE HANDED TO THE INDIAN EMBASSY IN PEKING ON 2 APRIL SAID THAT PARTIES OF INDIAN TROOPS WOULD BE RELEASED IN BATCHES AT DIFFERENT POINTS ALONG THE BORDERS.IN ADDITION, THE ASHES OF 11 DEAD INDIAN SOLDIERS WOULD BE HANDED OVER TO THE INDIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY.THE NEW CHINA NEWS AGENCY STATED THAT 716 INDIAN SICK AND WOUNDED PRISONERS HAD BEEN RETURNED IN DECEMBER, AND ANOTHER GROUP OF 15 INDIAN SOLDIERS SHORTLY AFTERWARDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1FYIK8GVYIFEAJAPU8SBHLYNA
    Media URN:
    VLVA1FYIK8GVYIFEAJAPU8SBHLYNA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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