Pakistan will release Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on Friday. The pilot was captured after a MiG-21 jet of the IAF was shot down by Pakistani forces on Wednesday.
Wing Commander Abhinandan crossed the Attari-Wagah border by 9.20 pm and is back on Indian soil. The IAF pilot was handed over to International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) according to the Geneva Convention rules and was brought to Attari after ICRC medical checkup. His release was delayed due to documentation formalities.