LAHORE: Pakistan on Friday evening has handed over Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan to Indian Authorities at Wagha Border as a peace gesture and de-escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan. On Thursday, during his address to joint session of Parliament, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced his release as a peace gesture. Pakistani convoy arriving at border believed to be carrying captured Indian air force pilot Abhinandan #AbhinandanVarthaman #Abhinandanhttps://t.co/oXFJK9pthv pic.twitter.com/vglMkhKIzp — RT (@RT_com) March 1, 2019 Wing Commander Abhinandan was arrested on Wednesday when his aircraft was shot down by Pakistan Air Force after violation of Pakistan airspace. Pakistan`s decision of releasing India’s captive pilot Wing Commander, Abhinandan has been widely acknowledged by the world. Indian Air Attaché Group Captain JT Krain had also left with the pilot for New Delhi. The IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman had undergone a medical test at the Wagah border before being handed over to the Indian authorities. Teams of International Committee of Red Cross officials were also present on both sides of the border. Abhinanadan was expected to undergo medical examination after he crosses the border.