/ ABHINANDAN, Varthaman : IAF pilot undergoing medical check up on Wagah border

India Today : Mar 01, 2019, 04:57 PM

Wing Commander Abhinandan will be brought back through the Wagah-Attari joint check-post in Amritsar. Abhinandan's medical checkup is being done right now at Pakistan side of Wagah border. He will be handed over to India shortly. Air Force and Civil Hospital ambulance have reached the Attari border. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has reached Pakistan side of Wagah border. He will be soon reach the Indian side.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced that the country will free Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman on Friday as a peace gesture amid escalating tensions between the two countries. Wing Commander Abhinandan will be brought back through the Wagah-Attari joint check-post in Amritsar. The IAF pilot is likely to be brought from Rawalpindi to Lahore and handed over first to the International Committee of Red Cross under rules of the Geneva Convention. Later, the IAF pilot will be brought to the JCP between 12 noon and 2 pm to return home. Wing Commander Varthaman will be debriefed by defence and security officials after his return. The development came almost two days after Pakistan captured him after his MiG-21 Bison fighter jet was shot down in action with Pakistan Air Force jets near the LoC. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has offered to receive Abhinandan Varthaman at the Attari border. Stay with us to catch live news updates of Abhinandan's release.