Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman To Be Released Tomorrow: Imran Khan
He was captured on Wednesday amid a military escalation between India and Pakistan.
Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan following an engagement with the Pakistani Air Force, will be released on Friday, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced.
“In our desire of peace, I announce that tomorrow, and as a first step to open negotiations, Pakistan will be releasing the India Air Force Officer in our custody,” Khan said on Thursday, February 28.
Pakistan detained Varthaman on Wednesday following a fierce engagement between air forces of the two sides along the Line of Control in which a Pakistani jet was downed. IAF also lost a MiG-21 bison in the engagement.