IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released by Pakistan at the Wagah-Attari border shortly. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced in Parliament on Thursday that Varthaman would be released on Friday as a “peace gesture”.
Abhinandan’s MiG 21 was shot and he bailed out after bringing down one Pakistani F-16 fighter during a dogfight to repel a Pakistani attack on Wednesday morning. He has been in Pakistan since then.
Abhinandan Return LIVE:
IAF pilot Abhinandan walks into India via Wagah border after being released by Pakistan
The Wing commander Abhinandan walked onto the India side around 9.21 pm.
Abhinandan handed over to India
- Abhinandan was accompanied by Indian High Commission officials from Islamabad. He will enter India after completing formalities at Wagah border- Reports
- IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman reaches Wagah border.
- IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released by Pakistan at the Wagah-Attari border shortly.