Indian Army solider who was held captive by Pakistani army returns to his native village 6 months

Hundreds of people gathered to welcome the 22-year-old Chandu Babulal Chouhan, who was held captive by Pakistani army after mistakenly crossing LoC.

Indian Army soldier Chandu Babulal Chouhan, 22, finally returned to his native village Borvir 6 months later after he mistakenly crossed LoC and entered Pakistan occupied Kashmir has finally.

Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday afternoon at Dhule district's Shivaji Chowk in Maharashtra to get a glimpse of the soldier

Chouhan, soldier from 37 Rashtriya Rifles, had crossed LoC on September 29,2016 and then he was held captive by Pakistani army at an unknown location. Untiring efforts made by Dr Subhash Bhambre, Minister of State for Defence, made Chandu's return in a short notice possible.

Villagers danced when they saw Chandu entering the village as they felt their prayers had been answered.

"I still cannot believe that I am back, thanks to Modi government and Defence Minister for getting me back. I am unable to speak any more", told an overwhelmed Chandu to India Today.

The Army officer was having difficulty in speaking and was continuously holding his head as if something was irritating him. But he had the support of his family and friends who had arranged a music evening for him.

Chandu is on leave for a month and after completion will resume his duty.

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