India Awaits Return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman
GUWAHATI: It's a day of celebration for Indians as Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was taken into custody by Pakistani counterpart, will be released on Friday.
The announcement of Abhinandan Varthaman's release was made by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday. Khan called the pilot’s release a “peace gesture”.
According to news agency IANS, Border Security Force (BSF) has not been told the exact time and sequenc
e regarding the release of the captured IAF pilot but is likely to be brought by Pakistani authorities from Rawalpindi to Lahore and handed over first to the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) under rules of the Geneva Convention before being brought to the JCP between 12 noon and 2 p.m. to return home.