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Watch the moment when Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman touches Indian soil

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has finally returned to India. It took almost nine hours for Pakistan after IAF Pilot was brought to their base near Wagah border. Abhinandan was composure personified when he walked back. Watch the moment when Abhinandan returned to India:

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: March 01, 2019 22:02 IST
Abhinandan returned to India

Abhinandan returned to India

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, captured by Pakistanis two days ago after his MiG-21 crashed in Pakistani territory, returned to India on Friday night. Dressed in a blue coat, grey trousers and white shirt, he was received warmly by senior Border Security Force (BSF) officers at Zero Line that marks the India-Pakistan land border.

Watch the moment when Abhinandan returns to India:

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After the Pakistan Rangers escorted him till the border gates, one BSF officer put his arm around the Indian Air Force officer and led him away, apparently for handing him over to the IAF officials.

The air force officer looked calm as he waited for a while close to the border in Pakistani territory along with Indian High Commission officials from Islamabad and Pakistan Rangers before getting the final okay for him to cross over to India.

The capture of Wg Cdr Abhinandan on Wednesday in Pakistani-administered Kashmir led to strong demands from New Delhi that he be handed over to India immediately and unharmed.

(With IANS Inputs)

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