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CAPTURED INDIAN PILOT BROUGHT TO BORDER FOR HANDOVER

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WAGAH, Pakistan — Pakistani officials brought a captured Indian pilot to a border crossing with India for handover on Friday, a "gesture of peace" promised by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan amid a dramatic escalation with the country's archrival over the disputed region of Kashmir. The pilot, identified as Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, was taken in a convoy that set out from the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore to the border crossing at Wagah earlier in the day, escorted by military vehicles with soldiers, their weapons drawn. The Pakistani military has said his plane was downed on the Pakistani-held side of Kashmir on Wednesday.

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