Indian officials confirmed he had been returned and said he would be taken for medical checks. “While in captivity, he (Abhinandan) was treated with dignity and in line with international law,” the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Prime Minister Imran Khan announced his return “as a goodwill gesture aimed at de-escalating rising tensions with India”, it added, echoing Pakistan’s stance this week that wants to resolve the conflict through talks.
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Pakistan's military releases a video showing an Indian fighter pilot who was captured after his jet was shot down when it entered Pakistani airspace in Kashmir. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says his country will release a captured Indian pilot in a bid to de-escalate tensions on the Kashmir border. Pilot Update (10:50 am ET): The i foreign minister says Wing mander Abhinandan Varthaman, the pilot who was shot down and earlier this Tags: pakistan, releases, captured, indian, PAKISTAN RELEASES VIDEO OF CAPTURED i authorities released a video they claim, is of a pilot - after an Air Force plane was shot down in 's territory. Update (10:50 am ET): The i foreign minister says Wing mander Abhinandan Varthaman, the pilot who was shot down and earlier this week during the first aerial scuffle between India in in