Presumed dead, Indian soldier who fought 1971 war traced after 41 years

While India declared him dead, Jaspal has been serving as a prisoner of war (POW) in an Oman jail.

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Almost 41 years after being declared dead by the Indian government, a soldier who took part in the 1971 Indo-Pak war has been found on a remote island in Oman.
 
Sepoy Jaspal Singh, who has been listed as a martyr by the government for fighting selflessly against Pakistan in 1971, was captured by the enemy. While India declared him dead, Jaspal has been serving as a prisoner of war (POW) in an Oman jail.
 
Forgotten by his own country and people, it was a miracle when Jaspal met Sukhdev Singh from a neighbouring village and told him about his past. He was part of the Indian battalion which fought the battle of Hussainiwala.
 
For 41 years, Jaspal's family believed that he was dead. After knowing that he was alive, Jaspal's family has now been eagerly looking forward to his early return.

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