The Arrested Wing Commander Abhinandan’s wife and father were pilots of Indian Air Force(IAF).
He is from Chennai and his Tanvi Marwava and a Squadron Leader, who took retirement recently. They have a son.
His father is Air Marshan Varthaman. Here is the Message from Veteran Air Mshl Varthaman. Father of Wg Cdr Abinandan
“Thank you my friends for your concern and wishes. I thank God for his blessings, Abhi is alive, not injured, sound in mind ,just look at the way he talked so bravely…a true soldier…we are so proud of him. I am sure all your hands n blessings are on his head , prayers for his safe return, I pray that he does not get tortured, and comes home safe n sound in body and mind. Thank you all for being with us in this hour of need . We draw our strengths from your support and energy.”