Indian Soldier Who Spent 4 Months In Pakistan Captivity, Now Wants To Quit The Army


An Indian Army soldier dared to cross the line of control (LoC) and entered into Pakistan 18 months back. Pakistan captured sepoy and now when he is freed from the enemy country, he has expressed his desire to quit the Indian Army. The sepoy is named Chandu Chavan.

The soldier is now under observation in the psychiatry ward at Military Hospital, Khadki. He is demanding a premature discharge from his duties by writing a letter to his seniors. The news has been confirmed by many sources.

On September 29, Chandu Chavan, who is 24-year-old had entered into Pakistan, the same day when India conducted surgical strikes on the terror launch pads across the Line of Control. The strike was an answer to an attack on one camp in Uri, in which the suspected Pakistani terrorists had killed 19 soldiers 11 days before the attack.

Pakistan handed over Chavan four months later. As Chavan left camp with weapons while not informing superiors, he faced a court of inquiry and served a sentence after returning to the camp. Then, he was sent to the Armoured Corps Centre and School, Ahmednagar.

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The unit to which Chavan belongs sent him to the Military hospital around three weeks ago citing that the sepoy needs to be observed for some days for behavioral issues.

After reaching the hospital, he wrote a letter to his seniors seeking premature discharge from his duties. Chavan wrote:

“I have been here at the Military Hospital’s psychiatry ward since the last 20 days. Three days ago, I wrote letters to my seniors requesting them to relieve me from duty as it has become very taxing for me after whatever happened some time ago.”

Chandu Chavan

As soon as Chavan gets relieved from the Army, he would like to lead a normal life. The Southern Command headquarters’ official on answering Chavan’s letter said she would need time to get back with details. So, his letter to the defence PRO seeking response went unanswered.

However, Chavan’s tests reports are normal and he would get discharged in a day or two, confirmed sources at the Military Hospital after conducting tests on him.

Chavan belongs to Bohrivir village of Dhule district observed ‘incoherent’ after returning from Pakistan. Also, the soldier who served in Jammu and Kashmir was later sentenced to 89 days as a part of the disciplinary action for his mistake.