ABHINANDAN: CAPTURED INDIAN PILOT HANDED BACK BY PAKISTAN

Written by on March 2, 2019

Pakistan has freed an Indian fighter pilot captured after his plane was shot down in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was yesterday handed over to Indian officials near a border crossing with Pakistan

The pilot, who is soon to be reunited with his family, said on Pakistani TV that he was very impressed by the Pakistan army.

Reports say Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Thursday, said the pilot’s release was a peace gesture to India.

India and Pakistan, both nuclear powers, claim all of Kashmir, but each controls only parts of it.

 


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