Indian Pilot released by Pakistan

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A pilot from the Indian Air Force has been released by the Pakistani government after having been captured on Wednesday.

This is amid the ongoing tensions between Pakistan and India that have resulted in Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s plane being shot down in the Kashmir region. Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has commented that the move is a “peace gesture” to allow communication to be opened between the two countries.

On Friday Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the events of the past few days had “brought our nations closer”.

“The way the nation has supported our armed forces is extraordinary and I bow to every Indian for that”, he said.

On Thursday, Mr Khan reenforced his call for the de-escalation of the continued military presence along the border between India and Pakistan.

The pilot is now back on Indian soil and being hailed  as a national hero.

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