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Pakistan says it will release captured Indian pilot

In this image, Indian Punjab Police stand guard with assault weapons behind a gated fence at a train station.
Indian Punjab Police personnel stand guard at Attari Railway station. Photo: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that his country will release a captured Indian pilot by March 1 as a "peace gesture," the AP reports.

The state of play: The planned release comes as India gave Pakistan a dossier on a suicide bombing in the contested Kashmir region that triggered the standoff between the two nuclear-armed nations, per the AP, a move that could further help to ease tensions in the region.

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