India, for its, part has demanded his immediate and safe return.
Meanwhile, Pakistan claimed the wing commander will be held according to Geneva Convention.
The laws, which protect POWs, were first detailed in the 1929 Geneva Convention. They were later amended in the third 1949 Geneva Convention after World War II.
What the Geneva Convention says in this regard
"Their (POWs) detention is not a form of punishment but only aims to prevent further participation in the conflict. They must be released and repatriated without delay after the end of hostilities. The detaining power may prosecute them for possible war crimes, but not for acts of violence that are lawful under International Humanitarian Law," the convention states.