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India versus Pakistan in the court of global opinion

Islamabad may get credit for pilot's return but New Delhi is way ahead in PR battle

| India

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's speedy return of the Indian air force pilot captured in the latest violent flare-up between the two countries gives Islamabad a rare public relations win in its decades-long conflict with New Delhi.

Even if the move Friday was forced on Pakistan through diplomatic pressure from the U.S., Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, it looks good on television -- a key consideration in the court of global opinion.

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