Thursday, February 28, 2019

India - Pakistan Crisis -- News Updates February 28, 2019

DW: Pakistan to release captured Indian pilot 'as a peace gesture'

Pakistan's Imran Khan said the pilot would be released Friday. India welcomed the announcement, but its military said it would remain in a "heightened state of readiness to respond to any provocation from Pakistan."

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that his country would release a captured Indian pilot "as a peace gesture."

Speaking to Pakistani lawmakers in parliament, Khan said the pilot, identified as Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, would be released on Friday. Khan also said that he tried to reach out to his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, to de-escalate tensions between the two countries.

"Pakistan wants peace, but it should not be treated as our weakness," Khan said. "The region will prosper if there is peace and stability. It is good for both sides."

Khan's comments came after Modi said that "India's enemies are conspiring to create instability in the country through terror attacks."

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India - Pakistan Crisis -- News Updates February 28, 2019

India-Pakistan border crisis: Live updates -- CNN
India-Pakistan tensions: All the latest updates -- Al Jazeera
Pakistan pledges to release captive Indian fighter pilot -- AP
Pakistan says it will return captured Indian pilot, as U.S. urges de-escalation -- Reuters
Pakistan ready to free India pilot if leads to 'de-escalation' -- AFP
Pakistan to release Indian pilot captured in Kashmir attacks -- The Guardian
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan pledges to free Indian pilot from downed warplane as a peace gesture -- ABC News Online
Captured Indian pilot at centre of Kashmir crisis to be released -- Al Jazeera
Pakistan says it will free Indian pilot, but warns India not to "take this any further" -- CBS
Abhinandan: Villagers recount dramatic capture of pilot -- BBC
Imran Khan ready to talk peace with India's Modi: Pakistan FM -- Al Jazeera
Captured Indian pilot will be released by Islamabad on Friday 'as a peace gesture' - but Pakistani mobs and New Delhi politicians demand MORE military action -- Daily Mail
India says 'happy' Pakistan is releasing downed pilot -- Reuters
Trump hopeful India-Pakistan crisis will be resolved -- AFP
India and Pakistan walk conflict tightrope: analysts -- AFP
How people are trying to end the India-Pakistan crisis one tweet at a time -- Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN
India-Pakistan crisis: What we know so far -- Al Jazeera

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