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Shreya Banerjee: Indian pilot's family, crowds gather at India-Pakistan border for handover

Crowds of Indians gathered at the main border crossing between Pakistan and India Friday ready to welcome an Indian pilot captured by Pakistan earlier this week. 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 on Friday, escorted by military vehicles with soldiers, their weapons drawn. On the Indian side of the border, turbaned Indian policemen lined the road as a crowd of cheering Indian residents from the area waved the national flag and held up a huge garland of flowers to welcome him back.

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