The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.
Alok Nirantar for Sakal Media Group draws on a popular joke doing the rounds on social media, calling for Pakistan to take all of India’s “war-monger” TV anchors in exchange for the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was taken captive by Pakistan after a cross-border dogfight Wednesday.
Manjul for Firstpost takes a dig at the praise being heaped on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for his decision to return IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, pointing out that he heads a country that has been known to harbour terrorists who attack India.
Mir Suhail for News18 celebrates the homecoming of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman from Pakistan.
In Deccan Herald, Sajith Kumar takes a jibe at the ‘TRP war’ among India’s television news channels, where calls for war seem to have drowned out requests for peace.
Sandeep Adhwaryu illustrates Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan waving an olive branch from the border while sitting on the back of a leashed JeM gorilla, suggesting the hollowness of Pakistan’s ‘peace gesture’.
Satish Acharya weighs in on former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa’s comment linking Tuesday’s IAF air strikes on Pakistan to potential poll gains for the BJP.