IAF wing commander Abhinandan will return to India today. According to
media reports, he will reach the Wagah border after two o’clock in the
afternoon. Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan announced on Thursday in
parliament that he will be handed over to India on Friday. The parents of
the IAF commander Abhindan are also reaching the Wagah border. Pakistan
PM Imran Khan said that Pakistan is taking this step to give a message of
peace gesture, not violence. Earlier, India had told Pak that he would
release immediate and unconditional congratulations. The source told that
India has made it clear that if Pakistan is expecting a bargain instead of
congratulations, then it is a big mistake for them.
China announced to cancel the incoming and outgoing flights through
Security has been tightened before returning of Abhinandan on the Attari
The media was stopped outside the custom post (ICP) about a kilometre
before the border. Media is not allowed to go further than here.
Daily coming buses from Pakistan reached India and taken out in high
*What is the recent violence activity by Pakistan Air Force **?*
On this Wednesday, three aircraft of Pakistan Air Force had violated the
Indian airspace. They stayed here for three minutes and tried to attack
over military establishments. The IAF sent 2 MiG-21 and 3 Sukhoi-30 to
answer this intrusion. MiG’s pilot shot a Pakistani F-16 However, during
this one of our MiG crashed and then Pakistani air force captured one
Indian air force wing commander (Abhinadndan Varthaman).
*Even before this many soldiers have been released from Pakistan**.*
At the time of the Kargil War, Kambapati Nachiketa was Flight Lieutenant
in Indian Air Force. Nachiketa’s responsibility was the safety of the
Batalik Sector. On May 27, 1999, air force soldiers were flying the MiG-27
fighter plane. Due to engine failure, Nachiketa falls down and with the help of
a parachute, they went to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Pakistan’s soldiers beat
them badly and abused. After interfering with a senior officer of the Pak
army, bad behaviour was stopped with Nachiketa. Indian government made
pressure on Pakistan at the international level and after 8 days of incidents
Nachiketa could be released.
During the Indo-Pak war of 1965, many Indian soldiers were captured by
Pak army. Among them was a Squadron Leader Casey Cariappa. His aircraft was
targeted by the Pakistani Air Force. After this, Casey Cariappa was
made captive by the Pakistan army. When the 1965 Indo-Pak war ended, Cariappa
release could be four months later.