Barmer, 3 April 2021: Indian troops posted on the border have once again shown generosity. In Barmer, an eight-year-old Pakistani boy crossed the international border and entered India. Border Security Force (BSF) personnel monitoring the border caught the boy and handed him back to Pakistan.

ML Garg, the deputy inspector general of BSF, said, at around 5.20 pm on Friday, an 8-year-old child inadvertently crossed the international border and entered India near Border Pillar No. 888/2-S of BoP Somrat of BSF’s 83rd Battalion.

He said that when the BSF jawans caught him, he got scared and started crying. The BSF jawan tried to calm him down and gave him some chocolates to eat. According to the BSF, the child was identified as Karim, son of Yamanu Khan, a resident of Nagar Parkar, Pakistan.

Garg said that he called a flag meeting with the Pak Rangers and informed them about the minor boy’s crossing. The child was then handed back to the Pakistani Rangers at around 7.15 pm.