Pakistan has released a new video of Wing Commander Abhinandan–who was captured after his jet crashed inside Pakistani administered territory–recorded in February 2019. The video was released on the second anniversary of Abhinandan’s capture.
A Pakistani media house Capital TV uploaded the video on Twitter.
“I have seen both countries and found no difference, both look the same,” Abhinandan says in the video.
“After I crashed I didn’t know whether I was in Pakistan or in India,” he adds.
“I find the Pakistani Army a very fine professional force and very chivalrous. I am very impressed by the chivalry which has been displayed by the Pakistani Army,” Abhinandan says in the video.
“What’s happening to Kashmiris? neither you nor I know that,” he says while being asked about the situation in Kashmir.
“I don’t know how to bring peace but I just know that we need peace, I see no reason for us to continue with any kind of hostilities,” Abhinandan says in the video.
At the end of the video Abhinandan says that “Mein chahta hu ki aman rahe, aur hum aman mein reh sakte hen“, he wishes for peace and wants to live in peace.
The video went viral on Twitter, Pakistani Journalist Hamid Mir was among thousands of others who shared the video.
Earlier, Pakistan PM, Imran Khan, mentioned the Wing Commander in one of his tweets.
“We also demonstrated to the world Pakistan’s responsible behaviour in the face of India’s irresponsible military brinkmanship, by returning the captured Indian pilot. We have always stood for peace & remain ready to move forward to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue.” Imran said in the tweet.
Days ago, India and Pakistan announced that the two countries will strictly observe all agreements on a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC).