New Delhi, Mar 01, 2019: IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan after an aerial combat, arrived in India via the Wagah border on Friday, 1 March. He was received by a team of the Indian Air Force, Yahoonews reported.
Addressing a public meeting in Kanyakumari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that “every Indian is proud that the brave Wing Commander Abhinandan is from Tamil Nadu.”
The IAF, in a joint briefing with the Indian Army and the Navy on Thursday, 28 February, said that it was happy about Abhinandan Varthaman’s return from Pakistan. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced that Pakistan will release captured pilot as a "gesture of peace"