Pakistan has said it will release a captured Indian pilot on Friday as a peace gesture.
The step is for rapprochement as clashes between the nuclear-armed rivals ignited fears of a disastrous conflict.
The release of Indian fighter pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, has become the face of the crisis.
He was shot down in aerial engagement between the fighter pilots of Indian and Pakistani fighter planes.
The two nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors have fought various major and minor wars over the disputed region of Kashmir.
With anger boiling over his capture in India, analysts have touted him as a potential trump card for Islamabad.
Tit-for-tat raids across the border by both sides have alarmed world powers including China and the United States.
community is urging restraint.