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Pakistan Hands Over Captured Indian Pilot At Tense Border Checkpoint

The pilot was captured earlier this week after his MiG-21 fighter jet was shot down over the Pakistani-administered sector of disputed Kashmir.

An Indian fighter pilot shot down and captured by Pakistan has been released in a goodwill gesture that could defuse the gravest crisis in the disputed border region in years.

Pakistani TV showed Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman dressed in civilian clothes – a navy blazer and khaki pants – walking across the Wagah border crossing into India after dark on Friday. He was accompanied by an Indian diplomat, and a Red

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