So US has secured the release of our pilot, Omar on Trump’s statement on Indo-Pak tension

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Srinagar, Feb 28: Reacting to American President Donald Trump’s statement that there is ‘reasonably decent’ news on the India-Pakistan conflict and ‘hopefully’ it’s coming to an end, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said  ‘so the US has secured the release of our pilot and in turn India has agreed to deescalate’.
This, Mr Abdullah said is how he read this statement from Mr Trump.
“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,” Mr Abdullah, who is the Vice President of National Conference (NC), wrote on micro-blogging site, twitter.
“I think there is “reasonably decent” news from Pakistan and India. We have been involved and trying to have them stop…. And we have some decent news… hopefully that is going to come to an end as it has been going on for decades and decades… there is a lot of dislike unfortunately so we have been in the middle trying to help both of them out to get some peace. And I think that is going to happen,” President Trump said at a press conference in Hanoi in Vietnam, on the sidelines of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The tension between India and Pakistan escalated after IAF fighter jets went across to the LoC early on Tuesday morning and destroyed a terror camp Pakistan’s Balakot. Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale in a press briefing in New Delhi on Tuesday said that a terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot was destroyed, and a large number of terrorists were eliminated.
The Centre on Wednesday said that Pakistan attempt to target military installations on Indian side were foiled but in the process one MiG 21 was lost and the pilot is ‘missing in action’. “One fighter jet of Pakistan Air Force was also shot down in the aerial engagement by IAF’s Mig 21 Bison,” he added.
Meanwhile, Pakistan claimed that the pilot was in their custody. A video of Wing Commander Abhinandan being questioned by Pakistan Army went viral on social media. Following this, the BJP-led government put out a strong statement and said it expects the “immediate and safe return” of the pilot and lodged a strong protest over the “unprovoked act of aggression by Pakistan”.

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