Full story of Wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman – from capture (27 Feb 2019) to release

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Vo veerta ka samraat ban lauta hai, Sahas apaar kar lauta hai,
Us naapak dharti par bhi vo, Jai Bharat maa ki jay-jaykaar kar lauta hai.
Salute to brave Abhinandan!!

Wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman story – Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is an Indian Air Force Fighter pilot who was captured for 60 hours in Pakistan after his aircraft was shot down in an aerial fight between India and Pakistan. Abhinandan Varthaman was born on 21 June 1983 in Thirupanamoor, Kanchipuram. Abhinandan did his schooling at Sainik Welfare School, Amatavatinagar in Chennai, and graduated from National Defence Academy. Later, he was trained at the IAF centers in Bathinda, and on 19 June 2006, he was promoted to flight lieutenant.

abhinandan varthaman story

Before being assigned to the MiG-21 Bison, Abhinandan was a Su-30 MKI fighter pilot. And on 19 June 2017, he was promoted to wing commander.

Abhinandan Varthaman story in English

In this article, know answers to all your questions about him like abhinandan varthaman details, what abhinandan varthaman did, what happened with abhinandan varthaman, abhinandan varthaman plane name, abhinandan varthaman award.

What happened with abhinandan varthaman

On 27 February 2019, while fighting back with the Pakistani Air Force in India, Abhinandan’s aircraft MiG-21 Bison (abhinandan varthaman plane name) crashed and he fell in the Pakistani territory. Just a few seconds before his craft was shot, he shot down a Pakistani, US-made F-16. As he fell down from his Parachute, he was confused as he had no idea if he had fallen in the Indian Territory or Pakistan. He asked a boy if he was in India and the boy replied in affirmation. But Abhinandan started shouting “Long live India”, to which Pakistani people reverted “Long live Pakistan”. A few moments later, Pakistanis started hitting him with stones.

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Abhinandan Varthaman story in English

What abhinandan varthaman did?

To scare people, Abhinandan shot in the air but the mob became more furious and again started beating him. He then fired another shot in the air but one of the commoners, who was carrying a pistol hit him on his knee. Varthaman then threw away his pistol and ate some documents that he was carrying in his pocket so as they do not fall into the hands of the enemy.

Abhinandan varthaman capture – Abhinandan Varthaman story in English

Abhinandan was then taken into custody by the Pakistani army. And after his capture, a video came out where Abhinandan was shown being interrogated by the Pakistan army after being tied, blindfolded with blood oozing out of his face. Even after so much torture, he did not leak any information about India. The whole of India prayed for Abhinandan and the Indian government asked Pakistan for an immediate safe return of the Indian Wing Commander.

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Abhinandan Varthaman release

Because of immense pressure from India and various other countries, Pakistan was left with no other option but to release Abhinandan. On 1st March 2019, Wing Commander arrived in India through the Attari border, Amritsar, and from there he was taken to the Amritsar airport for his onward flight to New Delhi with Senior Officials of the Indian Airforce and his family. Efforts of the Indian Govt. and prayers of Indians led to the safe return of the IAF pilot.

 Abhinandan Varthaman award – Abhinandan Varthaman story in English

After making India proud, Abhinandan was awarded the Vir Chakra gallantry award in August 2019.

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