Captured Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman says he was saved by the Pakistani army from an angry mob. He made the remarks in a statement released by the Pakistani army moments before he was handed back to India on Friday evening.
“My parachute opened and I fell down, I had a pistol with me and there were too many people on the ground,” he said, speaking straight to the camera.
“Two soldiers from the Pakistani army approached me and they saved me from the mob.”
Abhinandan Varthaman walked across the only legal border crossing between the two countries, escorted by Pakistani military.
The pilot also praised the Pakistani army for its professionalism, saying he was very impressed, blaming Indian media for adding “fire and red chilly” to minor issues.
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