Blast from Past: Video Message of Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan

Lahore, Pakistan: It was February 27, 2019 when Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was captured by Pakistan Army after his Mig21 was shot down by Pakistan Air Force.

His Video became most viewed item on social media immediately after it appeared in social media. What he said in his Video message?

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was born on June 21 and married his colleague Tanvi Marwaha who retired from Indian Air Force as Squadron Leader. They have one son.

Father of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is also veteran of Indian Air Force and served as AOC-in-C of the Eastern Air Command on August 1, 2011. He joined the IAF as a fighter pilot in 1973. His service number in Indian Air Force is 27981 and he belongs to Chennai.

Video was recorded before Pakistan handed him to Indian authorities as goodwill gesture to defuse extreme tension at Indo-Pak borders. Since then, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is not allowed to fly IAF fighter jet alone in cockpit.

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has become an example in Indian Air Force that misadventure against Pakistan cane be very humiliating and dangerous.

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