The Samjhauta Express
The Samjhauta Express (Representative image)
The Samjhauta Express is set to resume from India almost a week after it was suspended by both the countries. This also comes a day after Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was released by Pakistan from 60 hours of captivity.

The incident comes forth after the two neighbours agreed to operationalise services at their ends, officials said.

Pakistani authorities had suspended the train services from their end on February 26 after the pre-dawn airstrike by India at Balakot. Following this, India suspended the train on February 28.

The first train will leave from India on March 3, officials said.

On February 26, India carried out aerial strikes at a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camp in Balakot.

The Samjhauta Express, or the peace train, is a bi-weekly train that runs on Wednesday and Sunday between Delhi and Attari in India and Lahore in Pakistan.

It comprises six sleeper coaches and an AC 3-tier coach. The train departs from the Old Delhi Railway Station on Wednesdays and Sundays. On its return journey from Lahore, the train arrives in India on Mondays and Thursdays.

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