New Delhi: The Indian government has decided to pursue a diplomatic approach for the release of army man Chandu Babulal Chavan who was captured by Pakistani army on the night of September 29.

The government has maintained that it will deploy a ‘well-established’ mechanism to ensure the release of Chavan as the Army will be approached to handle the situation.

Before this, Indian Army DGMO Ranbir Singh had made repeated appeals to Pakistan for the release of Chavan that had been squashed by Pakistan.

Chandu Babulal Chavan was a sepoy of the 37 Rashtriya Rifles who had gone missing since September 29, the night when India crossed the LoC and conducted the surgical strikes. Chavan had crossed the border in Mendhar district of Jammu and Kashmir.