Srinagar, Feb 28: Former Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti expressed their happiness over the release of Indian pilot who was captured by Pakistan on Wednesday.
“Very glad to know that Wing Commandar Abhinandan will be heading home. I’ll wait for him to be back on Indian soil before I welcome him back but I’m greatly relieved that PM @ImranKhanPTI has announced the imminent release of our pilot,” tweeted Omar Abdullah.
Mehbooba Mufti said that: “The decision to hand over Wing Commander Abhinandan is a great gesture & shouldnt be seen in isolation. It also comes at a time when Pak could’ve chosen to further escalate an already tensed situation. I see it as a mark of reconciliation. Our leadership should reciprocate.