Pakistan hands over pilot Abhinandan to India as peace gesture

Lahore: Pakistan on Friday handed over Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to Indian authorities at Wagah border.

Pakistan Rangers officials handed over Abhinandan to  Indian authorities in the presence of officials of Indian High Commission to Pakistan at Wagah.

Captured Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was been shifted to Wahgah Border amid strict security arrangements.

Earlier, Indian acting High Commissioner arrived at the Foreign Office where he was formally informed about handing over Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

Shortly after  he was handed over to Indian authorities at Wagah, Pakistan Foreign Office said “The captured Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has been returned to India today. He was arrested when his military jet MIG-21 crashed in Azad Jammu & Kashmir after being shot down by Pakistan Air Force for violating Pakistani airspace on February 27, 2019.”

AlamulKhabar Pakistan