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People throng at Wagah border ahead of Abhinandan Varthaman's release

Ahead of the handover of IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistan through Wagah Border on Friday afternoon, people in huge numbers arrived at the border. Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that they would release captive Indian Air Force pilot on Friday as a 'big peace gesture'. Khan's surprise announcement to a joint session of Parliament, that Varthaman will be released Friday, was greeted by loud thumping of desks by the lawmakers.

Updated : 01 March 2019, 09:34 AM