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 … Continue reading
Pakistan also released a heavily edited video, the third produced since he was captured, in which he is heard lauding the Pakistani military, as well as being critical of the Indian media. Analysts say that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that his country would release a captured Indian pilot "as a peace gesture." Speaking to Pakistani lawmakers in parliament, Khan said the pilot 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 Tags: pakistan, releases, captured, indian, Pakistan to release captured Indian i Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that his country would release a pilot "as a peace gesture." Speaking to i lawmakers in parliament, Khan said the pilot Prime Minister Imran Khan says his country will release a pilot in a bid to de-escalate tensions on the Kashmir border.