Despite his billet, Chandra was disembarked from Kodiak a number of times to engage in close combat. He accompanied McNeil into the Nod's crashed high-technology ship in New Mexico, and later into General Vega's pyramid in Central America. Neither sites were totally secure at the time.
Chandra was aboard Kodiak at the beginning of the Firestorm Conflict. The ship picked up the Tacitus at the Nod Pyramid in Cairo. Chandra kept GDI headquarters apprised of progress. As the ship flew to a more secure area it was struck by an ion storm and crashed on the north coast of Egypt. All aboard were killed.