21/01/2017 3:28 PM IST | Updated 21/01/2017 3:46 PM IST

Chandu Babulal Chohan, India Sepoy Who Accidentally Crossed LoC, Handed Over By Pakistan

Chaohan accidentally crossed LoC on 29 September, 2016.

Sir Ravindra Jadega

NEW DELHI -- The Pakistan military on Saturday handed over Indian Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chohan, who inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) on 29 September, 2016.

Military's media wing, ISPR said in a statement, "As a gesture of goodwill and in continuation of our efforts to maintain peace and tranquility along LOC and WB, Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chohan has been convinced to return to his own country and will be handed over to Indian authorities at Wagah Border on humanitarian grounds."

Chohan returned at around 3 P.M. via Wagah Border in Punjab on Saturday.

The soldier, Chandu Babulal Chouhan, had accidentally crossed the Line of Control on 30 September and was captured by Pakistani troops, a day after the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on terror launchpads across the LoC.

The Indian Army had said that the soldier, who belongs to the Rashtriya Rifles, was not involved in the surgical strikes.

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