/ Wing Commander Varthaman leaves from Islamabad for Lahore; to reach India post 3pm

ABP News : Mar 01, 2019, 12:02 PM

People gather at Wagah border with drums and garlands to welcome IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman back to India. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who has been in Pakistan Army’s custody since two days is finally set to return back home on Friday. As per reports, the IAF pilot will come back to the nation by crossing the Wagah Border in Punjab, post 3 pm. 

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who has been in Pakistan Army’s custody since two days is finally set to return back home on Friday. As per reports, the IAF pilot will come back to the nation by crossing the Wagah Border in Punjab, post 2 pm. 

As per sources, a delegation of IAF team will on Friday receive the Wing Commander captured by Pakistan during an aerial combat, at the Wagah border, official sources said.

Varthaman's MiG 21 was shot and he bailed out after bringing down one Pakistani F-16 fighter during a dogfight to repel a Pakistani attack on Indian military installations on Wednesday morning. He has been in Pakistan's custody  since then.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced in Parliament on Thursday that Varthaman would be released on Friday as a "peace gesture".