Abhinandan Varthaman is a Wing commander in Indian Air Force Army. He is a MIG-21 bison pilot, On 27 Feb 2019 his name was rounds in media and social media platform, after he was caught by the Pakistan Army. A video has been shared by the Pakistan army in which a person is wearing a flight suit. In the video person identifiy himself as Abhinandan Varthaman, wing commander. You can also check a batch is on Abhinandan jacket writes “abhi” on it in the video. Abhinandan Varthaman was blind folded. Pakistan army asked some questions to him
Abhinandan Varthaman answered:
“My Name is wing commander Abhinandan my service number is 27981. I am a flying pilot. My religion is Hindu.”
After this Pakistan Army asked him “what else” then Abhinandan Varthaman replied politely:
Abhinandan Varthaman answered:
“I am sorry sir as per that I am not supposed to tell you that”
Then Pakistan army officer say ok ok
There are many videos have been booming right now on social media platform where you can see he is tied from behind and he was also bleeding from his nose.
In one video, he was beaten by the mob in Pakistan
Major General Asif Ghafoor, the spokes person of Pakistan armed forces, confirmed about the capture of the Indian wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman. He said
“Two Indian Pilots was taken in to custody and they are being treated well: One is injured and is being provided proper medical care” Later the Indian government also confirmed this news in media that Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot was gone missing and acknowledge that Pakistan had claimed that the pilot was in their captivity.
Abhinandan Varthaman Wiki Bio
|DOB||21 June 1983|
|Age||May be in 35|
|Birth Place||Tambaram, Chennai|
Abhinandan Varthaman Family
His father “Simhakutty Varthaman” is a retired Air Marshal of IAF (Indian Air Force) Personnel and also served as Air Officer Commanding-in-chief in the Eastern Air Command while his mother “Shobha Varthaman” is a Doctor by profession.
Abhinandan Varthaman Wife
He married to “Tanvi Marwaha”, is a retired Squadron Leader of the Indian Air Force (IAF). They have a son named “Tavish”.
According to the sources Abhinandan Varthaman is born in Chennai. He is a MIG 21 bison pilot. His exact age in not known, may be he is in mid 35. He was commissioned into the Indian air force in 19 june 2004.
In the video Abhinandan Varthaman is being applause by the Pakistan Army. In the same video he acknowledges that he is a married man. But he doesn’t reveal his wife and other family member.
On Feb 28, 2019 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced in Pakistan National Assembly that they will release Abhinandan Varthaman as a “gesture of peace” on March 01, 2019.
Imran khan has announced in Pakistan National Assembly that he tried to reach India Prime Minister Narendra Modi
“Yesterday I tried to call Narendra Modi India Prime Minister to say that we don’t want escalation. But our desire for de-escalation should not be taken as our weakness,” Imran Khan said.
“We have an Indian pilot. As a “peace gesture“, we will release him tomorrow,” said the Pakistan Prime Minister as parliamentarians stamped their feet in approval.
India reject the Imran Khan call yesterday for a dialogue saying there would be “no deal” on the Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s release. Indian government demanded the “immediate & safe return” of the pilot. Hours later, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Imran Khan was willing to consider the pilot’s release if it led to de-escalation, but added: “Our PM Imran Khan is ready to talk on the phone to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but is Narendra Modi ready?”
On March 01, 2019 After hour of waiting Abhinandan Varthaman has been released by Pakistan Army and hand over to Indian Air Force in Night at Attari-Wagah Border, Amritsar.