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The Indian defence establishment was also mulling over sending a special aircraft to Pakistan to bring back Wing Commander Varthaman who was captured by Pakistan during an aerial combat on Wednesday.(ANI)

Pakistan ignores India’s request to send back IAF pilot by air: Sources

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 06:37 PM IST
Hours after Pakistan announced its decision to release Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, India conveyed to Islamabad that it wants him to be sent back via aerial route and not through the Wagah land border, official sources said.However, late in the night, Pakistan communicated to India that he will be returned through the Attari-Wagah border.
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