Press Release from Pakistan Regarding Return of Indian POW
Return of Indian POW, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman
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.
While in captivity, he was treated with dignity and in line with international law.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan announced his return as a goodwill gesture aimed at de-escalating rising tensions with India.
Abhinandan about Pakistan Army
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) March 1, 2019
PM Narendra Modi about Abhinandan
Welcome Home Wing Commander Abhinandan!
The nation is proud of your exemplary courage.
Our armed forces are an inspiration for 130 crore Indians.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 1, 2019