IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman who was captured by the Pakistan Army during the aerial conflict will be released on Friday evening (1/3/2019). The Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday that we will release the Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman as a “Gesture of Peace” to control the tension between the two countries.
Abhinandan Varthaman Release Video
IAF pilot is captured on Wednesday at Balkot as the jet crashed on the other side of Line Of Control (LOC). The Pakistan Army released a video of him where he is holding a coffee cup and said that he is safe and few details about him. The P.M of Pakistan Imran Khan had given the offer of discussion regarding the attacks. The Indian government rejected the call of Imran Khan saying that “No deal” on IAF Wing Commander release and demanded the immediate and safe return of the pilot.
Abhinandan Varthaman Release Photos
The Pakistan parliament had announced that “as the first step of peace we will release the IAF officer on Friday evening” and stamped the approval. The border sources had not given the exact time about the release but Abhinandan Varthaman will be brought to Lahore from Rawalpindi by the Pakistan authorities and hand over him to the ICRC (International Committee of Red Cross) under the Geneva Convention between 12 noon to 2 PM and return to home. He will be checked by the Defence and Security officials after the release.
The wing commander parents had arrived in Delhi on Thursday night and will go to Amritsar to welcome their son. IAF officer mother Shobha Varthaman and father Air Marshal S.Varthaman are cheered by the passengers of the flight when they boarded a flight from Chennai to New Delhi.
Abhinandan Varthaman IAF Pilot Returns Video @ Wagah Border
“All are very happy on the return of the IAF pilot officer to the homeland India. The release will be seen as a gesture which is in consonance with the Geneva Conventions” said by the Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor in the press conference. The entire Nation is very happy on the pilot release and cheering to the Central Government.