Amritsar: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, who is touring border areas of his state, expressed his desire to go and receive Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who is set to be released by Pakistan on Friday.
As India awaits IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s return on Friday, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has appealed to the Modi government that he would like to receive Abhinandan upon his return at the Wagah border.
In a tweet, Amarinder Singh expressed his desire to welcome Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.
CM Amarinder Singh visited some border villages in Punjab on Thursday in the wake of prevailing tension as he welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement that captured IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released terming it a “goodwill gesture”.
Amarinder also interacted with BSF personnel at the Khalra observation post during his visit to boost the confidence among locals amid tension between India and Pakistan.
The chief minister extended all support from his government to the BSF to deal with the current situation. “We are there for you,” he told the BSF personnel.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday evening that Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured on Wednesday after his emergency parachute crossed over to the Pakistani side, will be released as a message of peace.