Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan while speaking at the country's parliament has declared that, Indian Air Force Pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, taken captive by Pakistan yesterday, will be released tomorrow.
"We have an Indian pilot. As a peace gesture, we will release him tomorrow. We want peace and must sort out our problems via dialogue. I will speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as I want to de-escalate prevailing tension between the two countries. Our push for de-escalation doesn't mean we are afraid," said Imran Khan.
As per reports, Outgoing Defence Attache will accompany Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he returns via Wagah tomorrow.
Varthaman was captured yesterday after an aerial combat between Indian and Pakistani fighter planes. Before his capture, he shot down two Pakistani pilots and hit an F-16 jet, said the government.