Pilot caught by Pakistan returned to India

An Indian pilot captured by Pakistan has been repatriated.

It is hoped tensions between the two nuclear-armed countries over an attack in Kashmir will start to abate.

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was detained after his India Air Force jet was shot down on Wednesday 27 February.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan agreed to return the pilot as a “peace gesture”.

Varthaman was returned via the Wagah border, where he was met by crowds of his compatriots.

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