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Tag: Abhinandan Varthaman

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Watch: Abhinandan Varthaman Who Shot Down Pak F-16 receive Vir Chakra

Indian Air Force Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman who shot down a Pakistani F 16 on 27 February 27 in 2019 was awarded ‘Vir Chakra’ by President Ramnath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday.

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Balakot Airstrike Hero Abhinandan Varthaman Awarded Vir Chakra
Balakot Airstrike Hero Abhinandan Varthaman Awarded Vir Chakra

The Balakot airstrike was carried out against the terror camps at Balakot of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in response to the deadly Pulwama attack that claimed the lives of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.

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Balakot Air Strike hero Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman promoted

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who downed a Pakistan jet during an aerial combat in February 2019 and was held captive for three days, has been promoted to the rank of Group Captain.

Army Chief Trembling, Qureshi Said India Will Attack If Abhinandan Not Released: Pak Lawmaker Recalls

Islamabad: Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa’s “legs were shaking” while Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told the meeting of parliamentary leaders that India was about to attack their country, said a Pakistani lawmaker as he recounted the events of February 2019 meeting during which Imran Khan government decided to release Indian Air Force pilot […]

Abhinandan Varthaman, Yuvraj Singh, Lata Mangeshkar Most Searched Personalities In 2019

New Delhi: ICC Cricket World Cup was the top trending query on Google Search in 2019 in India, the company announced on Wednesday while announcing its “Year in Search” results, which highlight stand-out moments in Search across news, sporting events, personalities, movies, and songs. Recapping the trends that stoked the Indian users’ imagination in 2019, […]

IAF's Abhinandan Varthaman starts flying MiG 21

New Delhi: Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF pilot who became the face of a tense military confrontation between India and Pakistan in February, has started flying MiG 21 jet again. Varthaman returned to the fighter cockpit, nearly six months after sustaining injuries while ejecting from a fighter plane during an aerial combat between India […]

Pak commando behind capture of Abhinandan killed

New Delhi: A Pakistani commando who was behind the capture of Commander Abhinandan Varthaman when his IAF jet crashed in Pakistani territory in February this year, and had reportedly tortured the IAF pilot, has been killed in firing by Indian forces along the Line of Control. According to reports, Ahmed Khan, a subedar with the […]

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman Likely To Be Conferred Vir Chakra On I' Day

New Delhi: Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who spent some days in Pakistani custody when his MiG-21 was shot down in a dogfight with PAF jets a day after the February 26 Balakot airstrike, will likely be conferred the Vir Chakra on Independence Day, sources said Wednesday. The 36-year-old IAF pilot had suffered injuries while ejecting […]

Wing Com. Abhinandan likely to get Vir Chakra

New Delhi: Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who had shot down a Pakistani F-16 near the Line of Control (LoC) in February resulting in his capture and subsequent release by Islamabad, is likely to be decorated with the Vir Chakra, India’s top military honour, defence sources said on Thursday. Along with Abhinandan, pilots of the five […]

Surgical strike, Abhinandan in IAF's new mobile gaming app

New Delhi: If you have always been fascinated by the idea of flying a fighter aircraft on a combat mission for the Indian Air Force (IAF), you can do it right from the comfort of your living room now. The IAF launched an app on Wednesday that allows you to play a combat game on […]

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 […]

'For your families': Abhinandan poses for selfies with colleagues

New Delhi: IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who spent some days in Pakistani custody when his MiG-21 was shot down in a dogfight with PAF jets a day after the February 26 Balakot strike, appeared in high spirits as he posed for selfies with colleagues and other servicemen. In an undated video, Varthaman, who was […]

Company head's digital compilation of poems on Abhinandan

Thiruvananthapuram: A digital version of literary works on Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman compiled by the UAE-based Industrialist and Aries Group Chairman Sohan Roy was released here on Friday. The digital volume includes 25 poems composed in the various south Indian languages, English and Hindi. “When companies take the responsibility of the digital […]

Confer Param Vir Chakra on Abhinandan: TN CM

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to confer the nation’s highest military honour, Param Vir Chakra, on Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. In a letter to Modi, the text of which was released to the media here, Palaniswami said Abhinandan who piloted a MiG 21 Bison was taken […]

All social media accounts in Abhinandan's name fake: IAF

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday said that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has no social media account and cautioned against the fake accounts in his name spreading false information. “Misinformation on the shooting of Pakistan Air Force F-16 by MiG-21 Bison are being spread on various social media sites. Wing Commander Abhinandan […]

Beard it like Abhinandan!

New Delhi: His bravado apart, Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s stylised beard — a mix of a thin mutton chop beard, a classic gunslinger or a Franz Josef — has become the talk of the town. It may not be too long before it becomes a trend among people, say experts. Reminiscent of […]

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman returns home

Attari: Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who was captured by Pakistani security personnel during a dogfight near the Line of Control (LoC) on February 27 returned to India after arriving at Attari Wagah border on Friday evening from Lahore. Sources said that Abhinandan was accompanied by Indian High Commission officials from […]

Security heightened at Integrated Test Range in Chandipur

Balasore: Amidst prevailing tension between India and Pakistan, security has been beefed up at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Balasore. Speaking exclusively to OTV, Director of ITR, Binay Kumar, informed that extra security measures have been put in place at the ITR adding that electronic fencing, coastal surveillance radars, infrared imagery and total […]

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to be released by Pakistan today

Attari (Punjab): Scores of people assembled at the Attari Joint Check Post (JCP) here on Friday to receive Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman who is likely to be released by Pakistani authorities later in the day. People started arriving in Attari, around 30 km from Sikh holy city of Amritsar, since 6 a.m. […]

India demands immediate and unharmed release of Wing Commander Abhinandan

New Delhi: India on Thursday demanded the immediate and unharmed release of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and ruled out talks on the issue, saying Pakistan cannot use it as a deal. Pakistan needs to create a conducive atmosphere for talks by taking credible and verifiable action against cross-border terrorism emanating from its soil and terrorist […]