Pakistan on Thursday acknowledged the capturing of Indian Army Jawan Chandu Chavan, news agency ANI reported quoting sources.
Chavan, 22, who was planning to get married around Diwali, was captured by Pakistani forces after he accidentally crossed the Line of Control (LoC), while Indian Army conducted surgical strikes along LoC. Earlier, Pakistan army had denied the Jawan’s capture.
Chandu’s grandmother, Lila Chindha Patil, died in shock after she heard the news of his capture by the enemy forces. The Jawan had his marriage scheduled around Diwali festival.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has already taken up the issue with the Centre, while it has been learnt that Indian government has raised the matter with Pakistan to bring back Chavan from captivity. “I don’t have the details. I am told the (Indian) government is working to bring him back,” Fadnavis told media.