Pakistan releases captured Indian pilot

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The Indian pilot who was captured after his fighter jet was shot down in Pakistan has been released.

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was returned to India through the Wagah border.

It's in a move that was described as a "gesture of peace" by the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.

It's hoped the release will help to further reduce recent tensions around the Indian and Pakistani regions of Kashmir.

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