A Chinese soldier, who was stuck in India for over five decades after he crossed over to India during the 1962 war, arrived in Beijing on Saturday.
Chinese prisoner of war Wang Qi was received by Chinese officials and Indian embassy officials. His Indian family members also accompanied him.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in New Delhi that two of Indian Mission officials are also traveling with Wang Qi and family to their hometown.
Before leaving for Beijing, Wang Qi’s son Vishnu said that "my father joined the Chinese Army in 1960 and he entered India through the eastern frontier after losing his way in the darkness one night."
Wang Qi landed in Assam where an Indian Red Cross team handed him over to the Indian Army on January 1, 1963.
He settled in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat district after release from jail and raised a family there after marrying an Indian.