My heart has always been in India, says Geeta

New Delhi: Geeta, who returned to her homeland today, told External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj that her heart has always been in India.

'My heart has always been in India. Geeta tells EAM @SushmaSwaraj,' tweeted Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

'A Minister and a Mother. EAM @SushmaSwaraj welcomes India's daughter Geeta home,' he added.
The External Affairs Minister had earlier tweeted on the arrival of the speech and hearing impaired Indian woman in her homeland.

Swaraj will brief the media at 3 p.m. today with details about Geeta's arrival. Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit will host Geeta and the Edhi delegation this evening.

She will be handed over to her real parents after the DNA test. The Ministry of External Affairs had earlier said if the DNA does not match then she will be accommodated at either of the two identified institutions in Delhi and Indore.

Geeta was reportedly just seven or eight years old when she was found sitting alone on the Samjhauta Express by the Pakistan Rangers 15 years ago at the Lahore railway station. The police then took her to the Edhi Foundation in Lahore and later she was shifted to Karachi.

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