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Chander Suta Dogra, author of the new book, ‘Missing in Action: The Prisoners Who Never Came Back’, speaks to Karan Thapar.

While there is lot of noise on perceived Indian response if Wing Commander Abhinandan was not returned by Pakistan, this is a clear indictment of successive govts, MEA babus and Army top brass.

Believe it or not, as many as 83 Indian soldiers are in Pakistani captivity, some dating from as far back as the 1965 and 1971 wars, and it appears that successive Indian governments have either forgotten about them or not strained themselves to get them back. The figure 83 is, in fact, the Indian government’s official figure.

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