The pilot's fate has become pivotal to efforts to resolve the most serious military confrontation in the region since the two countries last went to war in 1999.
The situation then escalated further with Wednesday's aerial skirmish, which saw Pakistan say it shot down two Indian aircraft, one of which crashed in Pakistan-held part of Kashmir and the other in India-controlled Kashmir.
"We've been involved in trying to have them stop", Trump told reporters in Hanoi.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan was set to free a captured Indian pilot Friday in a "peace gesture" aimed at lowering temperatures with its rival, after rare aerial raids ignited fears of a unsafe conflict in South Asia.
On Tuesday, India avenged the dastardly Pulwama terror attack by mounting a massive offensive on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Pakistan.
With the pilot attaining hero status and the hashtag #WelcomeBackAbhi swiftly trending on social media, India´s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on his citizens to "stand as a wall" in the face of an enemy that "seeks to destabilise India".
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Pakistan military had released a video statement of captured Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan.
Earlier in the day, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced that flight operations at Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta airports would resume at 6pm.
In his latest video message, he said Pakistan Army's officers rescued him from mob, when he ejected from his plane. The closures snarled air traffic.
The Himalayan region has been divided between India and Pakistan since independence in 1947. Mr Khan, a former worldwide cricketer, said thre release was a peace gesture to ease tensions in an escalating military crisis with India. "It is good for both sides".
They have fought three wars against each other, two directly dealing with the disputed region.
Singapore Air's Flight 308, headed for London, changed course to avoid flying over Pakistan, the FlightRadar24 website showed. That led to a dogfight and the Indian fighter jet being shot down in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. He refused to provide details about the information that New Delhi has shared.
Citing figures compiled by the Institute for worldwide and Strategic Studies, Al Jazeera reported Thursday that India had 3,565 battle tanks, 3,100 infantry fighting vehicles, 336 armored personnel carriers and 9,719 pieces of artillery against Pakistan's 2,496 tanks, 1,605 armored personnel carriers, and 4,472 artillery guns, including 375 self-propelled howitzers.
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