He parachuted out over enemy territory.
"During that half a kilometre run, he fired some more gunshots in the air as well, to frighten the guys but to no avail", said Muhammad Razzaq Chaudhry, 58, one of the eyewitnesses. Jumped into a pond and then destroyed documents by eating them.
While Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, believed that if the conflict between the two nations may escalate into higher grounds, the consequences will be out of his control. He said, when any prisoner of war (PoW) from the 1965 or 1971 war came back, he was first sent for medical examination, followed by a debriefing, which was likely to be the case with Wing Commander Abhinandan too.
Wing Commander Varthaman will be debriefed by defence and security officials after his return.
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian authorities after crashing in Pakistan. That led to a dogfight and the Indian fighter jet being shot down in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
Varthaman was asked where in India he is from and about his personal life.
He fought his captors, fired into the air and swallowed important documents, before he was outnumbered and captured. The move lowered immediate tensions between the arch-rivals. The closures snarled air traffic.
In response to a question about next possible steps towards de-escalation, the speakers said that restrictions on the individuals demanded by India and meeting some of the requirements of demarche shared by New Delhi could allow Indian political leadership to save face before its voters and de-escalate. He has been released as per the standard operating procedures.
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal acknowledged his country received a "dossier" from India about the February 14 suicide bombing.
Later, the videos were taken off as Pakistan was accused of violating the Geneva Convention.
Having attempted to evade capture, he is being portrayed as a hero in India.
"The Pakistani army is a very professional service", he said. Spoken like a "true soldier", his father Simhakutty Varthaman said in a statement. Hundreds of people had flocked the Attari border since early on Friday morning to catch a glimpse of Abhinandan.
Abhinandan's family had left for New Delhi from Chennai late on Thursday night.
He was captured and beaten by a mob and taken into custody while the country's leaders pleaded for both sides to show restraint.
The video contains a number of sudden cuts, suggesting it has been edited, and this was criticized by social media users. He was freed by Pakistan as a "gesture of peace".
Indians have watched every twist and turn in Abhinandan Varthaman's saga and celebrated his return.
Asked about the damage caused by Indian warplanes in Tuesday's air strike, Kapoor said it was premature to provide details about casualties. The Maharaja of Kashmir, the local ruler, acceded to India as tribal fighters from Pakistan launched attacks.
A team of Pakistani doctors thoroughly examined the Indian air force officer at the border crossing.