Abhinandan Varthaman to be awarded Vir Chakra this I-Day
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who had been captured by Pakistan, will be awarded the Vir Chakra gallantry medal this Independence Day.
Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to be conferred with Vir Chakra on Independence Day. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/an2fCoVNLb— ANI (@ANI) August 14, 2019
Wing Commander Varthaman, had been termed a national hero after he shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet on February 27 near the Line of Control. Later, he was captured by Pakistani forces and returned to India on March 01
The fight, during which Varthaman shot the Pakistan jet, took place a day after IAF jets bombed terror camps in Pakistan’s Balakot.