Thousands of people gathered at the border to welcome the Indian pilot

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Pakistan released Indian captive the pilot, which welcomed in India thousands of people, reports Al Jazeera.

Military pilot Abhinandana of Vartamana, brought to the border and handed over to the Indian side. At home, he was met by waving the national flag of India raised a huge garland of flowers.

Sources told the publication that released the pilot will question the secret service and representatives of the air force.

It is noted that this is part of the Protocol for soldiers who had been in captivity.

27 February between India and Pakistan was a conflict with the use of aircraft in the region of Kashmir – a mountainous territory between the two countries.

Islamabad claimed that he managed to shoot down two Indian military aircraft violated the border, and captured pilots.

In Islamabad, said that the military is considering the possibility of using nuclear weapons to prevent Indian aggression. Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan suggested that new Delhi can reduce the degree of conflict and start a dialogue about the problem of terrorism.

Pakistan promised on March 1 as a goodwill gesture to release Indian pilot.

The escalation of the conflict happened shortly after the terrorist attacks in the Indian part of Kashmir, which occurred on February 14. 40 Indian soldiers were killed in a car bomb rammed a bus with the security forces. Responsibility for the attack claimed by the Pakistani Islamist group “Jaish-e-Muhammad”.

A border region of Kashmir is the subject of a territorial dispute between India and Pakistan. Since gaining independence from Britain in 1947, the country had a few wars.


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