India and Pakistan got involved in an aerial combat on Wednesday as a result of which India lost one MiG 21 and wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman was captured by Pakistan. Abhinandan said in a video yesterday that he was treated very well by the Pakistani Army and he expects the same kind of behaviour from the Indian army as well.
- It looks like the prayers of all Indians have been answered as Imran Khan declared today that Pakistan will be releasing wing commander Abhinandan as a “gesture of peace”.
- Imran Khan also said in the Pakistan National Assembly that he had tried to reach out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- He made it clear that they don’t want an escalation but this should not be considered their weakness.
- Here’s what he said:
“Yesterday, I tried to call (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi to say that we don’t want escalation. But our desire for de-escalation should not be taken as our weakness”
“We have an Indian pilot. As a peace gesture, we will release him tomorrow”
- However, India had rejected Imran Khan’s call for dialogue yesterday.
- According to top officials, there would be “no deal” on the Wing Commander Abhinandan
Varthaman’srelease and India would not ask for consular access either.
- Watch the video below:
Now, we hope India will also extend the hand of peace towards Pakistan and act wisely because war ain’t the solution to anything.