Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says he will release captured Indian pilot on Friday as a gesture of peace.“We have captured a pilot of India. As a gesture of peace we are going to release him to India tomorrow,” said Khan Thursday.He told lawmakers in the country’s parliament he hoped the international community would play its part in de-escalating tensions with India.Pakistan arrested the Indian pilot after aircraft from the two nations clashed in the disputed region of Kashmir in the worst military stand-off in decades.Earlier on Thursday, an India official said it would not negotiate or talk with Pakistan over the fate of a captured air force pilot.India’s statement comes as the U.S. urged India and Pakistan to refrain from further military action as international pressure builds on the long-standing rivals to de-escalate the most serious flare-up in decades that’s seen fighter jets from both nations shot down.“The potential risks associated with further military action by either side are unacceptably high for both countries, their neighbours, and the international community,” said a White House National Security Council official who spoke condition of anonymity citing the sensitivity of the matter.A day before Pakistan downed the Indian jet, the Indian Air Force said its jets launched airstrikes against terrorists inside Pakistan. The target was a camp run by Jaish-e-Mohammed which claimed responsibility for the Feb. 14 suicide car bombing in Kashmir killing 40 members of India’s security forces.India also shot down a Pakistani fighter plane on Wednesday, Raveesh Kumar, spokesman at India’s Ministry of External Affairs said. Indian ground troops saw the aircraft falling in Pakistani territory, he said. Pakistan’s military spokesman Asif Ghafoor, in turn, denied that the air force had lost a jet.