Flying Officer Tejinder Singh Sethi, Indian Army
Flying Officer Tejinder Singh Sethi

On July 10, 2001, before the Agra summit, relatives of the prisoners of war who are still in Pakistani jails held a demonstration in New Delhi and demanded their release with immediate effect. Later they submitted a memorandum to the Pakistan Embassy to that effect.

Seventy-year-old Diwan Singh Sethi whose son Flying Officer T.S. Sethi was on a bombing mission in the western sector when he was taken prisoner after his plane was hit by enemy fire said, "The Indian government did not know the correct date when he went missing. Pakistanis told us that he has been missing since September 13, 1965 and not September 14 as claimed by the Indian officials."

"General Pervez Musharraf is an army officer and he would know better than anyone else what the soldiers families go through when they are captured during the wars. I hope he would restore the dignity of the soldiers by ordering their release. It would be better if he brings them along," said a hopeful Damyanti Tambay, whose husband Flt Lt V.V. Tambay is also believed to be a POW.