After a long delay tactic by Pakistan, Wing Commander of the Indian Air Force Abhinandan Varthaman was finally back in India at around 9:20 PM local time. For two days he was in the custody of Pakistan. Waiting for Abhinandan to return home from the afternoon finally ended late at night. Thousands of people reached on the border of India in the reception of Abhinandan. Many people came here with Tricolor. A large number of security forces were deployed to handle the crowd. Air Force officials were already present there.
Pak releases controversial video of Wg Cdr Abhinandan
Prior to the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan, Pakistan released a video message of him where he was seen talking about the turn of events after his plane crashed in Pakistan. Video cuts can clearly been seen in the video to make it look controversial.
India cancels Beating Retreat Ceremony
Speculations about Abhinandan’s release had the people reach Wagah border from the morning. But there were constant delays and speculations due to which India cancelled beating retreat ceremony.
Due to the paperwork, there was delay in his return. Earlier it was said that he would come to India at 4 pm, but after the long paperwork was over, public got his glimpse for the first time at 9.00 pm. At 9.20 pm, he crossed the border and stepped on India’s land. As news of his release came, there was an atmosphere of celebration across the country.
According to sources, Pakistan deliberately delayed this. So that it got coverage and its act got place in the World Media.