• Short Summary

    About 250 Pakistanis and 80 Indians held captive since the 1971 hostilities between the two countries have returned to their homelands in a border exchange.

  • Description

    About 250 Pakistanis and 80 Indians held captive since the 1971 hostilities between the two countries have returned to their homelands in a border exchange.

    The exchange took place at the border check post of Wagah near the Pakistan city of Amritsar. It was supervised by the international Red Cross, on Saturday (10 March).

    Indian officials handed over to their Pakistan counterparts 101 seamen and 152 ship passengers captured during the fighting. Among the passengers were 26 women and 48 children.

    In return, Pakistan handed over 80 seamen and passengers who had been held for nearly two years.

    There were scenes of joy and many of the homecomers broke down as they were reunited with families and friends.

    As the Indian returnees stepped across the border, police identified them through their employers and officers of the Transport Ministry.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA88BTLY80QKFTVNOW0STYYAATJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA88BTLY80QKFTVNOW0STYYAATJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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