India mounted huge pressure on Pakistan through the worldwide community, with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval holding talks with the USA and other P-5 countries, the sources said. The Pakistani military makes use of US-made F-16 fighter jet.
AMRAAM missiles allow a fighter pilot to target an enemy aircraft that is beyond visual range, in day or night.
"And now the meaning of Abhinandan will change", he said.
The official said a civilian was killed in later protests over the clash.
Tensions have been running high since Indian aircraft launched a strike in Pakistan on Tuesday in response to a February 14 suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 40 troops. Their father was also critically injured. He said several homes were destroyed by Indian shelling.
Shelling and firing of small arms began again on Saturday after a lull of a few hours.
Indian officials said the pilot would now be taken by air to the capital Delhi. Since all aid and support has already been stopped, no further action may be taken, barring the fact that they may speak against Pakistan in worldwide forums, B K Pandey also adds.
There are 120 MiG-21 fighter jets in India.
Footage Emerges of Indian Pilot Shot Down In Pakistan
Trump on February 22 said prior to the Indian air strike that it was a "very risky situation between the two countries. Pakistan's military also denied Indian media's reports that Indian forces shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet.
Indian paramilitary officers salute during the wreath laying ceremony of two slain paramilitary troopers at the Central Reserve Police Force headquarters in Srinagar on March 2, 2019, following a gunfight at Babagund village of Handwara in Kashmir's Kupwara district.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Saturday that Russian Federation had offered to serve as a mediator to ease tensions. As the nation waits for Abhinandan Varthaman, Bollywood celebs have been expressing their happiness on his arrival back in India.
Pakistan said the Indian bombs hit a largely empty hillside without hurting anyone.
The Indian military said its forces returned the fire.
"IAF (Indian Air Force) is happy to have Abhinandan back, thank you".
Last month, a suicide bomber had attacked an Indian military convoy in Indian-occupied Kashmir's Pulwama district, which resulted in the death of more than 40 Indian paramilitaries.
A top Indian minister said on Saturday the government would not share proof that "a very large number" of militants were killed in air strikes inside Pakistan this week, after doubts were raised there were any casualties in the attack that stoked tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.