RAWALPINDI: As a gesture of goodwill and in continuation of the efforts to maintain peace along LoC and Working Boundary, Pakistan has decided to return Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chohan, an Indian Army soldier, stationed in Indian occupied Kashmir.
According to ISPR, Chandu Babulal Chohan had deserted his post at LOC due to his grievances of maltreatment against his commanders. He willfully crossed LOC on 29 September 2016 and surrendered himself to Pakistan Army.
The Indian Sepoy was convinced to return to his own country and handed over to Indian authorities at Wahga Border on humanitarian grounds, the ISPR said.
It is worth mentioning that earlier this month, a man who claimed to be a soldier of the Indian armed forces had released a series of videos on social media citing ‘corruption’ in the Indian army as the reason his battalion receives substandard food and experiences frequent hunger.
Pakistan’s foreign ministry further adds, “The decision of the government of Pakistan to return the Indian soldier is based on humanitarian grounds and the commitment to ensure peace and tranquility at the LoC and the Working Boundary. Despite Indian belligerence, Pakistan believes in peaceful neighbourhood and rejects all actions aimed at undermining regional peace and security.” INP/News Desk