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Abhinandan set to return via Wagah border, ‘Beating retreat’ ceremony cancelled

Pakistan PM, Imran Khan announced yesterday that IAF Wing Commander Abhi Nandan will be released by Pakistan on Friday, as a ‘peace gesture’ towards India.

All the countrymen are expecting a safe return of Wing Commander Abhinandan. Heavy Security is deployed in the Wagah Border, where hundreds of people gathered to receive India’s brave soldier.

Following that, customary the ‘beating retreat border’ ceremony held in Wagah Border every evening since 1959, has been cancelled, amidst the situations. Deputy Commissioner Shiv Dular Singh Dhillon, Amritsar, informed the media about it. He further said that a Senior Team of Indian Air Force is likely to receive Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

Previously, Punjab CM, Amrinder Singh sought permission from the Prime Minister, to receive Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman from Wagha Border.

In another statement, the Punjab CM said that there’s the protocol for the returning PoW(Prisoner of War) soldier that they first have to go for ‘Medical’ and then the debriefing, as it happened in 1965 and 1971 war.

After the news of IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan’s release by Pakistan , PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti took to twitter and said that ‘Imran Khan has acted as  statesman’. She also hoped that Imran Khan would take steps on the Indian Dossier on Pulwama Attack.

Also, today, former PM Manmohan Singh expressed his concern in the India-Pakistan tension.

Meanwhile, in the wake of the hours, External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj reached Abu Dhabi to attend the OIC( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) Conclave. Pakistan FM Mehmood Qureshi ‘boycotted’ the Conclave because of Sushma Swaraj’s participation.

Sushma Swaraj asserted that in order to save humanity everyone must tell the states who provide shelter & funding terrorists, to dismantle the infrastructure of the terrorist camps and stop providing shelter & funding to the terror organisations in their country.

It could be clearly understood by everyone, who she is referring to.

Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitaraman, today held a Security review meeting with NSA Ajit Doval and the Chiefs of the Three Services.

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