Indian Pilot Abhinandan Praises Pakistan’s Generosity In Newly Released Clip
Abhinandan, the Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander who was captured and later returned by Pakistan after his aircraft was shot down by Pakistan Air Force (PAF), has praised Pakistan and said there is ‘no reason for us to continue with any kind of hostilities’.
In a recently released video Abhinandan said that he saw no big differences between the two countries. He said that the landscape and the people are the same. This newly released video is not recent, but a part of the footage of an interview the pilot gave two years ago at the time of the incident.
“I could not find any difference between the two countries from above. Both are equally beautiful and when I [descended], I did not even know whether I was in Pakistan or my own country, India because both countries looked the same to me. All the people, everything looked the same to me,” he said in the interview.
Recalling his capture, he shared the details. He said the people of Pakistan were in high spirits that they had captured an Indian, but the two army officers arrived on the premises and saved him.
“A captain of the Pakistani Army came, he saved me from these people. He took me to his unit where I was given first aid and after that I was taken to the hospital where I was checked and given more aid. Since then, I am here [at the place] I am right now […] with your hospitality,” he had said.
He had also touched upon the controversial topic of Kashmir and had remarked that neither Pakistan nor India knows what’s going on in the territory.