SUNDAY TIMES WEB DESK:On Feb 27, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) after striking down two Indian fighter jets arrested one pilot, who ejected himself after being hit in the airspace of Pakistan in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The report of the release of the Indian pilot by the Pakistani authorities would be very much a welcome step,” the UN chief’s Spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said at the regular briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.

The Secretary-General is in touch with both Pakistan and India at various levels and we would encourage both parties to do whatever we can to defuse the tensed situation between the two nuclear-armed neighbours in the South Asia.