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Pakistan wins PR showdown as Khan announces release of Indian pilot

Delhi: After Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday that his country would be releasing a captured pilot from India after days of military conflict, he offered a way out of the…

  • By Jeffrey Gettleman, Maria Abi-Habib and Salman Masood
  • The Age
  • The New York Times

“In our desire of peace, I announce that tomorrow, and as a first step to open negotiations, Pakistan will be releasing the Indian air force officer in our custody,” Khan said.

After hours of relative lull throughout Thursday, the gesture appeared to be a face-saving opening for both countries to head off a war.

But Indian officials were guarded, saying that the…

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