Abhinandan takes on enemies: Witness the action on your smartphone

It’s been five months since Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman became a nationwide sensation when his MiG 21 Bison shot down an F-16 of Pakistan Air Force before being hit by an enemy aircraft.

The pilot’s heroic act will be etched in the footprints of country’s history forever and if you are inspired by his patriotism, you will surely love to relive his experience. Thanks to the Indian Air Force, now you too can experience this thrill and action on your smartphone.

The IAF today launched a new mobile game titled ‘Indian Air Force: A Cut Above’ which offers flight simulator experience on various aircraft including fighter jets, choppers as well as heavy gauge anti-aircraft machine guns used by the IAF to hunt down enemy planes.

The game features a protagonist who looks quite similar to Abhinandan Varthaman sporting his trademark moustache. Players flying aircraft could get control of the planes through touch controls or on-screen buttons. This apart they can also witness the Balakot airstrike in the game.

Developed by Threye: Military Games, which has already a number of military-themed mobile games like Guardians of the Skies to its name will be available in single-player mode on Android and iOS devices. Sources said that the upgradation of the game to a multiplayer theme is also on the anvil.

Experts opine that through the game, the IAF is aiming to attract more youth to join the armed forces.