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IAF Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian officials at the Wagah border in Punjab. Abhinandan's parents — his father, an IAF veteran — had traveled to Amritsar from Chennai this morning to receive him on arrival

IAF Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on the Pakistani side of the Wagah border before being released by Pakistani authorities on Friday. (PTI photo)

Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at the beach in Puri (PTI photo)

Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

Two days after he was captured by the Pakistan Army, Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman Friday is home. (PTI photo)

Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

Indian pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan, stands under armed escort near Pakistan-India border in Wagah, Pakistan in this March 1, 2019 image from a video footage. (REUTERS/PTV via Reuters TV)

Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

Heavy security arrangement at Wagah border ahead of IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's release from Pakistan. (Express photo: Gurmeet Singh)

Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan being warmly recieved by BSF authorities after being released by Pakistan.

Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan, inside a vehicle at Wagah border, on the outskirts of Amritsar after his release. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)

Wing commander Abhinandan returns; first photos

Crowd in Hubli celebrate the homecoming of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. (PTI photo)