The Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman captured by Pakistan in the combat on Wednesday will be released on as a “gesture of peace” tomorrow.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan made the announcement in Parliament, just hours earlier the US President Donald Trump revealed that there would be “reasonably attractive news” from Pakistan and India.
The aerial combat between India and Pakistan yesterday triggered global concern, several world leaders urged both nations to step back.
After the tensions yesterday morning, the Pakistan envoy in India was summoned, and handed over a demarche demanding the “immediate and safe return” of the pilot. India also strongly objected to Pakistan’s “vulgar display” of the pilot in videos and said it “would be well advised to ensure that no harm comes to him”.
Today, the US Secretary of State talked to both Indian and Pakistani counterparts in a bid to deescalate the situation and return to stability.
Timeline Of The Events:-
14th February – Suicide bomber blows up car on the convoy of CRPF personnel killing 40 soldiers in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.
15th February – India withdraws Most Favoured Status for Pakistan.
16th February – India impose 200 percent custom duty on goods exchanged with Pakistan.
18 February – India forces killed mastermind of the Pulwama attacks and a commander of the JeM in encounters.
26th February – Indian Air Force launched air strikes on terror camps in Pakistan killing a large number of terrorists.
27th February – Pakistan violates Indian airspace, India shoots down Pakistan F-16 fighter jet. However in the process India losses 1 MiG 21 Bison and it’s pilot captured by Pakistani forces.