27 February 2021

Pakistan marks anniversary of day it downed Indian jet Related news


KARACHI, Pakistan Amid a surprise thaw in tensions between the longtime rivals, Pakistan on Saturday marked the second anniversary of the day it shot down an Indian jet and captured its pilot. On Feb. 27, 2019, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) downed an Indian MiG-21 aircraft and captured Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman after the plane crashed in Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir. The next day, Islamabad announced his release in a gesture of goodwill widely hailed by the international [...]