Pakistan hands over BSF jawan who was swept across border by strong current of Chenab river

The BSF jawan was swept across the border by a strong current of the Chenab river.

By: Express News Service Written by Arun Sharma | Updated: August 8, 2014 5:03 pm

Pakistan on Friday handed over a captured Border Security Forces (BSF) jawan to India at border crossing point in Jammu sector. The BSF jawan was swept across the border by a strong current of the Chenab river in Pargwal area of Akhnoor.

Satyasheel Yadav of 33 Battalion’s C Company, was part of a six-member team patrolling the river along the border around noon on Wednesday, sources said, adding that suddenly their boat developed a snag and started drifting towards Pakistan due to the strong current.

Five of them swam to safety while Satyasheel, who does not know how to swim, stayed on the boat and drifted towards Pakistan, sources said.

Earlier on Friday, Satyasheel Yadav said that he was happy about going back home and meeting his children and family.

During the interaction with the media, the BSF man also narrated the incident when he was swept away by the strong currents. He further said that he had no complaints.

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  1. A
    Aug 8, 2014 at 1:42 pm
    All BSF men need to know how to swim. Its part of military training for the Army. BSF should adopt it as well especially if they are patrolling rivers.
  2. H
    Aug 8, 2014 at 12:05 pm
    Was he hurt by the Paskitanis during questioning???
  3. J
    Aug 9, 2014 at 4:42 am
    stan Battalion’s C Company, was part the alkaa...............
  4. J
    Aug 8, 2014 at 12:14 pm
    staani doing wrong think that's sports the alkaa
  5. Y
    Aug 8, 2014 at 5:45 pm
    A BSF military does know how to swim, Going in strong current! that's a funny part of military, Military working on border in areas of strong current must at least know swimming.Its compulsory, He is saved only because of Modi in power , If Manmohan regime,he would have been beheaded, he must feel lucky to return home safely.
  6. M
    Mahesh Jha
    Aug 8, 2014 at 3:42 pm
    How come such BSF personnel who even do not know how to swim are sent in river for crucial patrolling which touches two countries? How come his 5 BSF colleagues swam for their life leaving him on his own knowing full well that he can not swim? Why are such boats provided to BSF which break down in the midst of such strategic patrolling? Why was the boat not thoroughly checked before going for patrol?
  7. S
    Aug 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm
    Trishul has nailed it. Swimming should be mandatory for all BSF and Armymen. Those in border and special area patrol need to keep fit with a regular regimen with training including scaling/climbing steep surfaces, running, jumping over obstacles...This will keep them active, fit, alert and know how to escape in difficult situations.
  8. C
    Aug 8, 2014 at 2:06 pm
    Good move to improve the bilateral relations hope both keep up this sprit for the sake of all citizens progress. Jaihind
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