In line with IAF’s attack on terrorist camps in Balakot, today morning, PAF intruded into Indian air space targeting military installations. The Indian Air Force retaliated back and in the battle of a kind, a Pakistan F-16 was downed by an IAF Mig 21 Bis Aircraft.
However, unfortunately, IAF lost a MiG 21 in the process. India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said that one Pakistan fighter aircraft was shot down, one Indian MiG-21 jet “was lost” and an Indian pilot is missing in action. Pakistan Armed Forces say they shot down two Indian aircraft that had entered their airspace and arrested one pilot. The incidents come one day after India targeted Pakistan-based terror camps with airstrikes.
Pilot’s name is Abhinandan Varthaman
In an alleged video going rounds on the Internet, a pilot is seen bleeding from his forehead whose name is Abhinandan Varthaman, the Wing Commander of IAF.
As per the source, Wing Commander Abhinandan was a member of the SKAT – Surya Kiran Acrobatic team. He’s a skilled pilot and his father is ex- Indian Air force officer.
In the video, after prompted by a man behind the camera to talk from the beginning, he says, “My name is Wing commander Abhinandan. My service number is 27981. I’m a flying pilot. My religion is Hindu.”
Abhinandan is prompted once again to which he says, “I’m sorry sir, that’s all I am allowed to tell you.” When asked ‘Squadron?’ he says, “I’m not supposed to tell you that too.” The Internet also has a video where Abhinandan is seen brutally hit by Pakistani people and a few Soldiers.
— ANANT BHARATIYE (@ABharatiye) February 27, 2019
In one of the other video which is out now on Twitter, Abhinandan himself has spoken about his current state. He said that he was impressed by the officers of the Pakistan army for rescuing him from the mob and the soldiers. Also, he has refused to give out information which is he’s not supposed to reveal.
— Ravi Mishra (@G33kBoyRavi) February 27, 2019
As of now, this is what we know about the entire incident. We just hope and pray for the safe return of Abhinandan.
" I am sorry Sir, This is what I allowed to say, please I need water "
the calmness and confidence he showed it Justifies what our Army, Our Airforce teach them.
Best Army in The world, Indian Army.See You soon with Smile on Your face Legend #Abhinandan #india pic.twitter.com/M7OXCHtD0G
— sriram (@sriram77534560) February 27, 2019
#Abhinandan sir is safe …. and will be back soon.
If any Pakistani Pilot would have found alive Indians would have done the same.. There is a Charter of honour which every Army follows under Geneva Convention pic.twitter.com/30Y9VShAq4
— Rishi Bagree 🇮🇳 (@rishibagree) February 27, 2019
No Words to Express !
Truly Saddened by the Videos of our IAF Pilot #Abhinandan being Captured & Beaten in Pakistan ..
I am so Heart Broken ;(
I can't imagine the Pain, his Family must be going through !
Love u our Soldier
Hearty Prayers ! #BringBackAbhinandan pic.twitter.com/QaJ4NA1uYQ
— #BringBackAbhinandan (@munna1021) February 27, 2019
Stay strong Wing Commander #Abhinandan . An entire nation stands with you.
— Ghulam Ahmad Mir (@GAMIR_INC) February 27, 2019
While the whole nation is gripped in fear on wing commander #Abhinandan capture by the Pakistani forces, his calmness in answering their questions is mind boggling. When asked his squadron’s name, he says ‘I am not supposed to tell you that’. Grit of steel these officers have 👏🏻
— SwatKat💃 (@swatic12) February 27, 2019
Pakistan must follow Geneva Convention & return Air Wing Commander to India.
It's clear that Abhinandan was beaten severely.
If Pak doesn't treat him as a Prisoner of War & follow Geneva Convention then India might get into a full fledged war.#BringBackAbhinandan #Abhinandan pic.twitter.com/x3f81OIAwS
— Abhishek Tiwari (@theAbhiraj_) February 27, 2019
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