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Indian soldier's body found in Himalayas after 45 years

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The body of an Indian soldier who died in a plane crash 45 years ago has been found in the Himalayas and will be given a military funeral, the army said Sunday. 

File picture shows Indian soldiers preparing ammunitions at an artillery position in the Himalayas near Drass in Kashmir on May 29, 1999. The body of an Indian soldier who died in a plane crash 45 years ago has been found in the Himalayas and will be given a military funeral, the army said Sunday.

A team found the soldier's body, still wearing a uniform with personal identification documents in the pocket, on August 22 -- more than four decades after he and 101 others died when an army transport aircraft crashed in February 1968.

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