Pakistan Rangers handed over a 23-year old Indian national Dalwinder Singh to the Border Security Force (BSF) of India at Wagah check post on Sunday, said the military’s media wing.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR), Singh inadvertently crossed into Ballanwala village in Pakistan on March 6 last year.

He thanked the Pakistan security forces for the treatment and care meted to him during his stay.

However, on April 28, a hotline contact was established between the Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of Pakistan and India.

The DGMO of Pakistan Army advised his Indian counterpart that instead of ‘blame game’, his country’s security forces needed to look ‘inwards’ against the false pretext of alleged border infiltration.

During the conversation, the DGMO emphasised that durable peace along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary (WB) was ‘contingent upon practical manifestation of existing understandings by Indian troops on ground’.