Wing Commandar Abhinandan Varthaman
Islamabad: Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commandar Abhinandan Varthaman has been handed over to Indian High Commission in Pakistan on Friday, 1st March 2019. He is expected to cross over between 3-4 pm.He is released by Pakistan as a “gesture of peace”. He will be sent to India through the Wagah-Attari joint check-post on Friday, two days after he was captured across the Line of Control after shooting down a Pakistan Air Force F-16 jet.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced on Thursday. 28th February 2019 that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be freed on Friday after New Delhi sought his unconditional, immediate and unharmed release signalling a de-escalation in the spiralling tension with New Delhi.