Okay now, this is huge.
Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan will cross across Wagah border to go to his home country after being in Pakistan’s custody.
Wing Commander Abhinandan’s fighter jet was shot down after the Indian Air Force invaded Pakistani Air Space illegally. Once taken in by pilots in the Pakistani Air Force, Wing Commander Abhi was treated with nothing but respect and hospitality.
Scores of #people assembled at the Attari Joint Check Post here on #Friday to receive #IndianAirForce pilot Abhinandan Varthaman who is likely to be released by Pakistani authorities later in the day. People started arriving in Attari. pic.twitter.com/HdZZVXdPbR
— priya reddy (@priya70937) March 1, 2019
Videos of him drinking tea with our officers after his capture went viral and people couldn’t stop praising our forces for treating him with dignity
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SOUND ON 🔊: Captured Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan talks about his treatment by Pakistan army. “The tea is FANTASTIC” 🇵🇰 ☕️ 🇵🇰 ☕️ – #MakeTeaNotWar #Slurps #SayNoToWar #Abhinandan #chaikakamaal #balakot #pakistanarmy #pakistanairforce #indianairforce #indianarmy #india #pakistan
However, after invitations to Modi to deescalate the situation through conversation were declined more than once, Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to return Commander Abhi to his home country as a peace gesture from Pakistan.
This was a huge step for Pakistan and an obvious olive branch towards India after all the events taking place after the initial unrest in Pulwama.
Since the decision was made, Indians all over social media have been turning against Narendra Modi, for his behavior with Imran Khan during this time.
#GoBackModi politics on our brave soldiers is disgusting. Better don't come back in power, ever!
— Varsha Bhushan (@varsha_bhushan) March 1, 2019
Indians all over the world have been condemning the Prime Minister for using the people of the nation as a pawn in his games to further his own political agenda.
Reports of Modi having knowledge of the Pulwama attack before it even took place have been circulating in the Indian media as well as the unpopular opinion of him because of his refusal of entering peace talks with Imran Khan.
— Soumyadipta Roy (@soumodiptoroyy) March 1, 2019
Worst PM in Indian history
Even in the midst of a war-like situation, out to seek votes…#GoBackModi
— Jo (@Josa_in) March 1, 2019
— Simson.J.Anand (@SimsonJAnand) March 1, 2019
“I tried calling Narendra Modi yesterday evening. Because I wanted to make it clear that we do not wish to escalate matters any further. Not because we fear.” – Imran Khan#GoBackModi
— Zohaib Khan (@khaanzohaib19) March 1, 2019
Make chai not war.#GOBackModi
— Ismail Tanoli (@BachhaGormint) March 1, 2019
You guys have to turn this trend into a vote bank also else #GoBackModi won't mean anything. But its heartening to see the Indian nation standing firmly behind what's right n reject war outrightly.
— Saif Khan (@khansaifarsenal) March 1, 2019
And in a historic move, Indians all over the world are thanking Imran Khan, instead.
I thought I would never say something like this. But a Pakistani Prime Minister has united logical people from both sides of the border! Hope we can grow stronger.#ThankYouImranKhan #ThankYouImranKhan
— Amoghavarsha R (@RandomIndianFa1) February 28, 2019
People in India have been thanking Imran Khan for the return of Wing Commander Abhinandan and for remaining calm and composed throughout this entire ordeal.
This is something we can all say that India nor Pakistan saw coming.
— Ashish Chowdhry (@AshishChowdhry) February 28, 2019
#ThankYouImranKhan for your cricketer like sportsman spirit, it will be remembered across the border. But its not fair that you served tea to #AbhinandanMyHero , taking away Modi's job is not fair. pic.twitter.com/K1vfQicKiI
— Pradhan Adhyapika (@PAdhyapika) February 28, 2019
— Jyotirmayee Jena 🇮🇳 (@JYOTIRMAYEEJEN2) February 28, 2019
Another masterstroke of @narendramodi – by making Pakistani PM @ImranKhanPTI look taller than him. 🤣 🤣🤣 Something for @RahulGandhi to learn when he replaces #Modi soon. #BringAbhinandanBack #ThankYouImranKhan
— Niraj Sinha (@nirajsinha) February 28, 2019
History will not remember what Indian media is saying, history will remember what actually happened. Great gesture by @ImranKhanPTI to initiate peace, well done Mr. PM. Well done people of Pakistan #PakistanLeadsWithPeace #ThankYouImranKhan @NJLahori
— Fahad Masood (@fahd_masood) February 28, 2019
— The Wildling Fire Chief (@HaidarBhaiJaano) February 28, 2019
A nation is nothing without its people and a leader is no one without the vote of those people. I can’t speak for the citizens of India, but what I can say is that Imran Khan, as a leader, was very impressive throughout this entire period of unrest.
Now I am not a hardcore Imran Khan fan and I have no real allegiances to any political parties in Pakistan but from what I saw in the actions of our Prime Minister is not something we have seen in the rest of our leaders.
Modi was acting on the way to further his own political ladder without thinking twice about the people and Pilots risking their lives for him. If I was on the other side of the border, I would be thanking Imran Khan too.
Let’s hope that when Commander Abhinandan walks across that border, he will do so with his head held high, his heart full and most importantly, a message of Pakistan’s peace towards India.
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