1 Mar 2019

Captured Indian pilot freed by Pakistan in attempt to calm tensions

Pakistan has freed an Indian fighter pilot whose plane was shot down over the disputed state of Kashmir.

His release has calmed military tensions which seemed to be reaching crisis point between the two nuclear powers.

It was only on Tuesday that India carried out air strikes on what it claimed was a militant camp in Pakistan.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, said the pilot’s release was a “peace gesture”, but the propaganda war is very much ongoing.