Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was caught by Pakistan for just about 60 hours after Balakot airstrike in February, will be deliberated with Vir Chakra on the 73rd Independence Day.
IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthan Will be conferred with Vir Chakra
IAF Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal will be respected with Yudh Seva Medal for her job as a wing commander during the February 27 aerial conflict among India and Pakistan.
Both Abhinandan Varthaman and Minty Agarwal had shown commendable bravery during the airborne clash that happened after India did the Balakot airstrike to vindicate assault on CRPF workforce in Pulwama.
As a major aspect of the courage praises, Indian Army’s Sapper Prakash Jadhav of 1 Rashtriya Rifles (Mahar) will be given Kirti Chakra (after death), for his brave job in Jammu and Kashmir. Moreover, eight Army staff will likewise be given Shaurya Chakra, five of them after death.
The Indian Air Force had before praised Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as a MiG-21 Bison directed by him shot down a Pakistan Air Force F-16 warrior airship during the aerial battle in the repercussions of Pulwama assault.
Taking to social media, the IAF shared a poem by Bipin Allahabadi in Hindi which said “not everybody could do what Abhinandan did”.
The Ministry of External Affairs had then affirmed that there are observer accounts just as electronic proof of the IAF’s MiG-21 Bison shooting down Pakistan’s F-16 contender fly during the dogfight.
A fleet of Pakistani warrior planes had fruitlessly focused on different army bases in Jammu and Kashmir on February 27, a day after India completed airstrikes on a fear monger preparing camp somewhere inside Pakistan’s Balakot.
The IAF thwarted the Pakistani counter, and in the dogfight, Varthaman brought down an F-16 warrior stream of the Pakistan Air Force, indicating coarseness, assurance, and fortitude.
Soon after he cut down the F-16, Varthaman was caught by the Pakistani Army as his MiG-21 Bison fly was hit. Varthaman was released the evening of March 1 by Pakistan.