“In our desire of peace, I announce that tomorrow, and as a first step to open negotiations, Pakistan will be releasing the Indian Air Force officer in our custody,” said Pakistan PM Imran Khan.
This came after Pakistan on Wednesday claimed it shot down two Indian fighter jets over Pakistani air space and arrested an Indian Air Force pilot.
The tensions between the two nations escalated on Tuessday when Indian Air Force carried out airstrike across LoC, bombing several terror camps in wake of Pulwama attack in Jammu Kashir on February 14.
In retaliation, Pakistan Air Force on Wednesday February 27, violated Indian airspace in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Nowshera sectors. While Indian officials said that a Pakistani Air Force F-16 fighter jet was shot down in Jammu, Pakistan claimed to have shot down two IAF aircraft.
Meanwhile, the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy will address a joint conference in New Delhi at 7 PM.