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Manohar Parrikar

Indian minister says soldier’s release from Pakistan will take days

NEW DELHI: India is working to secure the release of a soldier captured in Pakistan but it will take "some days", the defence minister said Sunday, following a dramatic spike in tensions between the archrivals. India says the soldier was captured Thursday after he "inadvertently" crossed over into the Pakistani side of the defacto border that divides Kashmir between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. Manohar Parrikar claimed the capture did not relate to the Indian military's strikes on militants that sources said on…