Former Chinese soldier Wang Qi returns home

NEW DELHI: Former Chinese soldier Wang Qi, who was stranded in India since 1962 conflict, today reached home in Shaanxi province.

Wang Qi and his family members arrived in Beijing today and were received by Chinese officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the provincial Government of Shaanxi province, Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Vikas Swarup said here.

“From our Embassy, Second Secretaries Thelma John David and Siddharth Malik were present to receive them as well,” he said. Two Indian officials also traveled with Wang Qi and his family to their “hometown”, Mr Swarup said. “The thing I missed most from my hometown is the handmade noodles,” Wang Qi has been quoted in a Chinese paper. (AGENCIES)