After 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, Former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Omar Abdullah tweeted “So the US has secured the release of our pilot & in turn India has agreed to deescalate is how I read this statement from Trump”, citing the video of Trump’s speech.
So the US has secured the release of our pilot & in turn India has agreed to deescalate is how I read this statement from Trump. https://t.co/fnHYBPOzYG
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 28, 2019
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.”
— Bloomberg Asia (@BloombergAsia) February 28, 2019
The address comes a day after the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a press briefing, 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. Tensions have continued to rise between the two countries after in a terror attack that took place in Pulwama, more than 40 CRPF jawans lost their lives.