People jubilate with a Tricolour as they wait for IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthamas return to India in New Delhi (Source: PTI)

Live: Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman Back In India

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IAF Pilot Abhinandan Returns To India

Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has returned back to India, two days since he was captured by the Pakistan army. Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Attari-Wagah border a few minutes earlier.

Air Vice Marshal R.G.K. Kapoor read out a prepared statement after receiving Varthaman.

Wing Commander Abhinandan has just been handed over to us. As per standard operating procedure of the Indian Air Force he will now be taken for a detailed medical check-up. This check-up is mandated particularly as the officer has had to eject from an aeroplane which would’ve put his entire body under great stress. IAF is happy to have Abhinandan back.
Indian Air Force Statement

Varthaman is back in India but the question of where India and Pakistan go from here still remains.

BloombergQuint posed this question to Ian Bremmer, Sameer Patil, and Vipin Narang. Here’s what the geopolitics and strategic affairs experts had to say.

Visuals Of Abhinandan Returning To India

Handover Expected At 9PM: ANI Sources

Abhinandan Leaves For Wagah Border

Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman left for the Wagah Border in a convoy of vehicles, two days after he was captured. Pakistani officials will hand over him to the Indian officials at the Attari-Wagah Border crossing here, according to wire agency PTI.

IAF To Receive Abhinandan At Wagah Border

Wing Commander Abhinandan To Return Soon