What Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman did is not everyone's cup of tea. He hunted the hunter, read the Hindi poem that the Indian Air Force shared on Twitter.
China welcomes Pakistan's 'goodwill signal', France applauds show of restraint: World reacts to IAF pilot Abhinandan's release
While in both Pakistan and India, journalists, politicians, performers, sportspersons and common people rejoiced on social media, other countries too reacted positively to the return of IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman.
IAF pilot Abhinandan return updates: Airman to be flown to Delhi from Amritsar; Modi tweets 'welcome home'
Abhinandan Varthaman LIVE updates: Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian authorities at Wagah-Attari border on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. "The nation is proud of your exemplary courage. Our armed forces are an inspiration for 130 crore Indians," he said.
In the hours before the release of Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, on Friday, the hashtag #NobelPeacePrizeForImranKhan was trending in Pakistan on Twitter.
IAF pilot to be released at Wagah-Attari border: All you need to know about the historical line between the two villages
As Wing Commander Abhinandan looks increasingly likely to return, the focus of the ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan has shifted to the reported venue where the handover of the prisoner will take place, the historical Wagah-Attari border.
UN says release of Indian pilot by Pakistan would be a "very much welcomed" step, urges for de-esclation
Asked whether the Secretary-General spoke with the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan amid the escalating tensions between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours, Dujarric said: "contacts have been had with both sides at various levels".
Daily Bulletin: Pak to release IAF pilot; Sushma to attend OIC meet in Abu Dhabi; Netanyahu may be indicted; day's top stories
Today's top stories: Wing Commander Abhinandan is set to be released by Pakistan after a tense two days' captivity; Sushma Swaraj will attend the OIC's meeting in Abu Dhabi, PM Narendra Modi will address rallies in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu; and more.
Earlier, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the country is willing to consider returning IAF pilot Abhinandan if it leads to "de-escalation."
Wing Commander Abhinandan in Pakistan custody should be given Prisoner of War status; cases like pilot Nachiketa's tell us why
Going by the examples of prisoners of war released in the past and the state of affairs between India and Pakistan, IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan may, indeed, be considered a POW, making it vital for Pakistan to treat him humanely as per the Geneva Conventions.