Indian AF Wing Commander Abhinandan

INDIA SAYS IT’S ‘HAPPY’ PAKISTAN IS RELEASING THEIR DOWNED MIG-21 PILOT

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NEW DELHI – According to Reuters the Indian government confirms that Pakistan had decided to return one of its captured Indian Air Force MIG-21 pilot. The Indian government is looking forward to his return, defense officials told reporters today.

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman when he was captured yesterday by soldiers of the Pakistan Army.

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman – who was captured by the Pakistan Army yesterday on February 27 – will return to India on Friday, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan told the country’s parliament.


Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman (3rd from the left) standing next to Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi (2nd from the left), who died last week in a tragic accident on February 19 during IAF Surya Kiran’s rehearsal for the Aero India 2019 Airshow.

Officials said it was premature to provide details about casualties. It remains unclear what the damage was, caused when India warplanes struck a suspected militant camp in Pakistan. However, they said they had “credible” evidence of the damage inflicted on the camp by the air strikes.

In this 8 year old video, Flight Lieutenant Abhinandan Varthaman is having breakfast and talking with Indian reporters about the life of Indian Air Force pilots. The pilot can be seen getting introduced along with his fellow fighter pilots in an Indian Air Force documentary released on May 16, 2011. Video: ShreyasPatel on YouTube

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