Indian army soldier accidentally slips in snow at Gulmarg, reaches Pakistan

  • 25 Jan - 31 Jan, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly
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In an unfortunate incident, an Indian Army havildar slipped in the snow near the India-Pakistan border in Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir recently and accidentally reached Pakistan. Rajendra Singh Negi had been patrolling the border when the incident occurred and he has since been missing. The news came as a shock to Negi's family who have demanded efforts for the swift and safe return of the jawan from Pakistan. On January 8, Negi’s wife Rajeshwari received a phone call from his unit, which said that Negi was missing. After a day or two, it was later found that he had slipped in the snow and accidentally crossed the India-Pakistan border in Kashmir. Negi had joined the 11 Garhwal Rifles regiment in 2002. He had arrived in Dehradun in October for a month’s vacation and was posted to the snowy area of Gulmarg in November. This is not the first time that an Indian army jawan has accidentally strayed across the Line of Control (LOC). In September 2016, soldier Chandu Babulal Chavan, had "inadvertently" reached Pakistan by accident following the surgical strikes.