In a stern communication to Pakistan , India today discounted any deal on the return of Indian Air Force ( IAF ) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman . New Delhi has desiredunconditional and instant return of the IAF pilot , based on a PTI report . Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Islamabad was “willing to consider coming backIndian pilot” if it leads to ‘de-escalation’ , the report said . IAF and Indian Army will mutually address media this evening .
The Narendra Modi government wants Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to walk the talk on investigating the Pulwama attack on CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. New Delhi also asserted that it wants strict and prompt action against terrorists who are using Pakistan soil to carry out attacks in India. It has firmly said it has not asked for any consular access to the IAF pilot.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has said that America was expecting “decent news” from both India and Pakistan. Trump, who was in Vietnam capital Hanoi to meet the supreme leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un, said he thought there would be “reasonably attractive news” from India and Pakistan.
He said both the countries have been going at it and the US was involved. “We have some reasonably decent news, hopefully, it is going to be coming to an end, going on for a long time, decades and decades,” Trump asserted.