India keen to welcome fighter pilot Abhinandan, heres latest on that front

The day India has been waiting for has finally come as the IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, currently in Pakistani captivity, will return today probably through the Wagah border.

This comes as the Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan announced his release as a “peace gesture”.

The move from Pakistan is also being seen as steps towards deescalation between two countries.

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will reportedly be handed over to India at the Wagah border today afternoon.

World leaders had urged both countries to step back as hostilities peaked over the past few days as India sent fighter planes to strike a terror
training camp in Pakistan and Islamabad tried to target Indian military installations in response.

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman engaged in an air duel with one of the 24 Pakistani F-16s that attempted air strikes across the Line of Control on Wednesday and shot it down before his jet crashed and he was forced to eject.

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