Pakistan Returns Indian Soldier Chandu Chavan Who Crossed LoC As Goodwill Gesture

Pakistan Returns Indian Soldier Chandu Chavan Who Crossed LoC As Goodwill Gesture
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The Indian soldier Chandu Chavan, a soldier from 37 Rashtriya Rifles who inadvertently had crossed the border, Line of Control (LoC) on September 29 last year, has been released today.

He returned to his country via Wagah Border in Punjab. He will be debriefed and a special medical check-up will be carried out.

Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said Chavan’s release was part of a goodwill gesture from the county to maintain peace and tranquility along the LoC.

Chavan had mistakenly crossed the LoC in Kashmir hours after India’s surgical strikes on terrorist bases.

Pakistan army detained him had initially claiming that he was “captured while trying to enter the country’s border.

Indian army had then said that these kind of inadvertent crossing happens along the LoC form both sides and Chavan will be returned through an existing mechanism.

However Pakistan, given the tensions between the two countries at that time said he won’t be returned and will be treated as a prisoner of war.

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