A day after Pakistani media claimed that 8 Indian soldiers were killed and one was captured at the hands of Pakistani Army in the surgical strike at LoC, India will now official seek the release of its captured soldier. 

"India will take up the issue with Pakistan. All attempts to free the soldier in Pakistani captivity are being made,"  home minister Rajnath Singh said, reports NDTV. 

Source: b'A representational image | Source: Reuters'

Earlier, the Indian Army  had rejected as "false and baseless" the reports in a section of Pakistani media that eight Indian soldiers were killed and one captured by Pakistani military in retaliatory fire. 

Source: b'A representational image | Source: PTI'

The Army's reaction came after Dawn News reported the Pakistani military's claim that it has killed eight Indian soldiers and captured one while retaliating to India's firing at the first line of defence at the Line of Control (LoC) at Tatta Pani.

The report in 'Dawn News' also said that an Indian soldier had been captured and was identified as 22-year-old Chandu Babulal Chohan son of Bashan Chohan from Maharashtra.

(Feature image source: Twitter| Hindustan Times)