Pakistan has freed the Indian pilot captured when his plane was shot down over Kashmir. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called the release a gesture of peace and an effort to de-escalate the confrontation between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
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In a gesture of peace, Pakistan has returned a captured Indian pilot to his home country. Tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated since a suicide car bombing carried out by Pakistan-based militants in Kashmir.
Pakistan's Imran Khan said the pilot would be released Friday. India welcomed the announcement, but its military said it would remain in a "heightened state of readiness to respond to any provocation from Pakistan."
The UN has designated Pakistan-based militant Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, after China lifted its objection to the move. India applauded the decision, which could boost Prime Minister Modi in the ongoing polls.
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