India stated on Thursday that there was no question of having any deal with the neighbouring nation Pakistan as far as securing the release of Indian Air Force pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was concerned, according to a TimesNow report.
Earlier in an address by US President Donald Trump at a press conference in Hanoi in which he said “we have some reasonably decent news from India and Pakistan”, indicating about a resolution amid tensions between the two neighboring countries over the last two weeks.
Responding to questions, US President says in the address, “I think reasonably attractive news from Pakistan and India, they have been going at it and we have been involved and have them stop, we have some reasonably decent news, hopefully it’s going to be coming to an end, this has been going on for a long time, decades and decades.”
Tensions between India and Pakistan reached high on Wednesday as the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a press bring on Wednesday afternoon, confirmed that an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot has gone missing in action and has acknowledged that Pakistan has claimed that the pilot is in their captivity. The captured IAF pilot is Abhinandan Varthaman, a MiG 21 Bison pilot.
This comes after the conflict between Indian and Pakistan escalated on Wednesday after the Pakistan Air Force 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 has claimed to have shot down two IAF aircraft and arrested two pilots.