It's home calling for this Chinese soldier who stayed in India for 50 years


Submitted by Rashmi on Sat, 2017-02-11 18:10 New Delhi: Wang Qi, the Chinese soldier who has been residing in India for over 50 years, has returned to his homeland. Wang, now 77, was received by his relatives along with officials of the China's Ministry of Foreign affairs and the Indian Embassy at Beijing Airport.  An official said it was an emotional reunion. Wang was accompanied by his son Vishnu Wang, daughter-in-law Neha, and granddaughter Khanak Wang. However, his wife Sushila stayed back in India.  According to Indian Embassy officials, Wang and his family members will be later taken to Xian, a province in Shaanxi province, from where he will be taken to his native village Xue Zhai Nan Cun. Wang's story went viral after the Indian media wrote about his plight. Subsequently, the Chinese government took note of the story and co-ordinated with the Indian government to facilitate Wang's return to China. Wang was caught after he strayed into the Indian territory in 1963 during Sino-India War of 1962. After his release in 1969, Wang settled in Tirodi village, Balaghat district, Madhya Pradesh. The Indian government has also provided Wang with a reentry visa if he wants to return to India.