The official said Pakistan Rangers agreed to handover the trooper to the BSF. Sources said Yadav - who hails from Ferozabad in Uttar Pradesh - would be handed over Aug 8. Yadav, who was part of a water patrol party of the BSF in Akhnoor area of the international border, was swept away in the river after their motorboat developed a mechanical fault Aug 6.
"While three of his colleagues swam to safety, Yadav was carried to the Pakistani side by the powerful current of the river," BSF sources said in Jammu. The trooper was carried by the river current to Bajwaat village in Sialkot area of Pakistan.
On Aug 7, India raised diplomatically both in New Delhi and Islamabad the issue of the expeditious release of the BSF constable.
Pakistan's deputy high commissioner in New Delhi was called to the ministry of external affairs in South Block where Joint Secretary Rudrendra Tandon conveyed the Indian request. A similar request was also made by the Indian mission in Islamabad, said a statement from the external affairs ministry.