In a fresh video released by Pakistan, Wing Commander Abhinandan of Indian Air Force who was captured alive by the Pakistani Army, and then released days later, can be heard saying, “what is happening to Kashmiris is not known to common people, we must act with sensibility over the issue.”
Abhinandan is heard calling for peace between the two South Asian nuclear powers in the fresh video.
“We can live in peace, the Pakistani Army behaved in a professional manner with me, I find them professional,” he can be heard saying.
When the plane was shot down, Abhinandan says, he saw both the countries and felt they were similar, as he ejected from the plane via a parachute.
“I found both the countries similar, people are also not different,” he is heard saying.
“I do not know of exact ways to bring peace, but I have learnt that peace is the only way to go forward and we shall live in peace,” Abhinandan is heard saying.
“As soon as I fell down in Pakistan, people who were high on passion tried to attack me, however, two Pakistani Army men came and saved me.”
A new video of Wing Commander Abhinandan in which he talks about peace between Pakistan and India
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Abhinandan added that the “Pakistani troops took me to their unit, where he was provided medical aid and examined and given more aid. Since then I have been here, in your care'”
On February 26, 2019, the Indian Government claimed that the Indian Air Force conducted targetted air strikes in Pakistan and destroyed a militant camp, and killed several militants in the air strikes.
However, footage released later by Reuters and sections of International countered Indian claims.
The next day Pakistani Air Force intruded into territory controlled by India and Indian fighter-pilot Abhinandan in a bid to chase Pakistan’s F16 crossed over to Pakistan, where his plane was shot down by Pakistani Air Forces.
The Air strikes were conducted in the aftermath of Pulwama attack in Kashmir on February 14, 2019.