Goodwill gesture: Pakistan returns captive pilot to India

The Indian pilot Abhinandan Warthaman, who was captured by the Pakistani military, was released and handed over to representatives of the High Commissioner of India. This happened near the border crossing Wag.




Currently, Warthaman has returned to his homeland. Hundreds of people gathered near the border post from the Indian side, who met the liberated as a national hero. Almost all Indian television channels broadcast the return of the pilot.

The Indian Air Force commander was captured on February 27. This happened after his MiG-21 was shot down, and he himself managed to eject.

Pakistani authorities said the army shot down two Indian aircraft that violated the country's airspace in the Kashmir region. According to Islamabad, two Indian pilots were captured.

India, however, has a different version of the incident: according to the statements of its authorities, the country lost only one plane: the same MiG-21. In addition, according to New Delhi, it was possible to shoot down a Pakistan fighter.

Be that as it may, a video was circulated on the Web that featured only one Indian prisoner - a wounded man with a bloodied face. India demanded, firstly, to treat him humanely, in accordance with the Geneva Convention, and secondly, to release him as soon as possible.

On February 28, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Islamabad had decided to hand over the pilot to representatives of India as a goodwill gesture. In New Delhi, they wanted to send a special board behind him, but the Pakistani authorities did not allow it.



Earlier, Foreign Minister of Pakistan saidthat his country agrees to negotiations with India and to mediation of Russia in this matter.
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  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 2 March 2019 07: 40
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    -And that's all ... or something .. ??? -All conflict .. ???
    -Quickly .., something they fought ... -Directly ...- "Nobel bouquets in the studio" ...
    -Yes ... -Likewise, Russia would not be buried in ... in ... in ... arms supplies to India and Pakistan ... and to blame for this conflict ...
    - From all this it follows ... that India is unlikely to be a serious ally for Russia ... if ... if ... if a military confrontation between Russia and China happens ...
    -One only calms ... that .., most likely, China is the same "warrior" ... as well as India ... despite all its colossal stupid large army ... -China bluffs great ... - and so far he manages to fool the whole world ... -and with his supposedly "efficient army" and "thriving economy" ...
    -And here is someone Trump found a way ... how to become a puppeteer for China ... and pull China by the strings and manage like a doll ...
    -It seems ... that India will soon be in a similar role ...
    -And in what role is Russia ... whose oligarchy is also controlled by puppeteers ... -Hahah ...
    -This is just IMHO ... but really ...- everything looks pretty sad ...