• Short Summary

    A civic reception was held in Delhi on Sunday (3 December) for Indian prisoners of war released by Pakistan on Friday.

  • Description

    A civic reception was held in Delhi on Sunday (3 December) for Indian prisoners of war released by Pakistan on Friday.

    The Defence Minister, Mr. Jagjivan Ram, the Mayor of Delhi, and the Chief Executive Councillor of Delhi, led the welcome home for the troops.

    Each man was presented with rose buds and boxes of sweets.

    Later, Mr. Ram went among them, shaking hands and personally welcoming them home.

    Six-hundred-and-sixteen Indian POWs were released on Friday at the Wagah border crossing point, near Lahore. India, in return, released five-hundred-and-forty Pakistani POWs.

    The border repatriation took place just two days before the anniversary of the start of last December's war between India and Pakistan.

    Some 90,000 Pakistanis captured in Bangladesh are still in Indian hands.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACBUUB4NYW0JRWKW2YUOKYEDMA
    Media URN:
    VLVACBUUB4NYW0JRWKW2YUOKYEDMA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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