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Abhinandan Varthaman: Officer in the Indian Air Force
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman VrC is an Indian Air Force fighter pilot who, during the 2019 India–Pakistan standoff, was held captive in Pakistan for 60 hours after his aircraft was shot down in an aerial dogfight.

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Indian military can strike to put pressure not to secure release: Former IAF Chief [Video]

Indian military can strike to put pressure not to secure release: Former IAF Chief

Retired Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa reacted over release of Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman and said that we were in position to wipe out their forward brigades and they know our..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:07Published
EJ Espresso: Delhi air pollution breaches 'severe' levels; Assam JEE topper arrested [Video]

EJ Espresso: Delhi air pollution breaches 'severe' levels; Assam JEE topper arrested

Pak leader exposes Imran govt's fears over Abhinandan. Delhi air pollution breaches 'severe' levels. Assam JEE topper arrested for using proxy for exam. And littering lands KJo in a soup. All the news..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 05:36Published

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Posters of Pakistan minister appear in Lahore with PM Modi, Abhinandan


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Pak considers registering treason case against PML-N leader over remarks on release of Abhinandan

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday said that "legs were shaking and forehead perspiring" at a meeting of Pakistan's top leaders, including Army chief General..
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India was ready to wipe out Pak's forward brigades: Ex-IAF chief on Abhinandan's return

His remarks came after Pakistan MP Ayaz Sadiq said that hat Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was "shaking and perspiring" during a meeting to discuss Abhinandan's capture.
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DNA Special: Analysis of Pakistan's explosive confessions on Pulwama attack

In the show, DNA, Pakistani ministers' claims on the Pulwama attack and the freeing of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman are analysed.
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BJP slams Rahul Gandhi after Pak MP says Abhinandan Varthaman was released fearing attack


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Abhinandan's release: Ex-IAF chief on why Pak army chief was 'shaking, sweating'


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Balakot airstrikes anniversary: IAF Chief RKS Bhaduria flies MiG-21 in same formation as WC Abhinandan's in 2019

Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Wednesday tooks a MiG-21 aircraft of the 51 Squadron to flight to mark the first anniversary of the Balakot airstrikes.
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Abhinandan Varthaman shot down Pakistan F-16, confirms Vir Chakra citation

The audacious pre-dawn air strikes on the Jaish-e-Mohammed facility at Balakot on February 26 last year and the subsequent skirmish between Indian and Pakistani fighters garnered a dozen medals for the..
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'Had we procured Rafale...': Former IAF chief BS Dhanoa on India-Pak dogfight after Balakot strike

Dhanoa said had Abhinandan Varthaman been flying a Rafale instead of a MiG 21 during the India-Pakistan dogfight after the Balakot strike, the outcome would have been different.
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Abhinandan’s statue on display in Pakistan museum

Dressed in a copy of his Indian uniform, a large effigy of the pilot has been installed in an exhibit at the PAF Museum in Karachi alongside another statue bearing the likeness of the Pakistan Army..
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'93,000 bhool gaye?': Twitter slams Pakistan for shamelessly displaying Abhinandan's mannequin at PAF museum

Lodhi shared the picture and wrote: "PAF has put mannequin of Abhi Nandhan on display in the museum. This would be a more interesting display if they can arrange a Cup of FANTASTIC tea in his hand."
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Abhinandan leads the men and machines that taught Pak a lesson

The IAF on Tuesday put the men and their flying machines that bombed on February 26 a Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) facility at Balakot and then thwarted Pakistan's counter-offensive the next day at the..
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IAF Chief awards units for Balakot airstrikes, thwarting Pakistan attack

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's 51 Squadron was awarded unit citation by Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria for thwarting Pakistani aerial attack and shooting down enemy F-16 fighter aircraft on..
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Abhinandan Varthaman, who shot down Pak's F-16, flies fighter jet at Air Force Day Parade

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman of IAF, who shot down Pakistan's F-16 jet during a dogfight on February 27 earlier this year, flew MiG-21 Bison aircraft on Air Force Day parade today at Hindon Air..
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Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's 51 Squadron to be awarded unit citation

THE REAL HERO: He is being honoured by the IAF for thwarting Pakistani aerial attack
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Abhinandan Varthaman's 51 Squadron to be awarded unit citation by IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria

The number 9 squadron whose Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft carried out the Balakot aerial strike on February 26 during 'Operation Bandar', will also to be awarded unit citation.
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Gunslinger's gone: Abhinandan Varthaman's evolving style

Earlier in August, he was also conferred with the Vir Chakra on the 73rd Independence Day.
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IAF chief BS Dhanoa flies last combat sortie with copilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

Abhinandan became a national hero after he shot down an F-16 of the Pakistani army during India's attack on a terrorist camp in Balakot, deep inside the Line of Control, on February 27.
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Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman keeps it simple!

As Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman flew a sortie in MiG-21 fighter aircraft along with Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa from the Pathankot airbase, Twitter users were missing the officer's iconic..
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We both fought Pakistanis and we both ejected: IAF chief does sortie with Abhinandan Varthaman

IAF chief BS Dhanoa who flew his last sortie with Abhinandan Varthaman, drew parallels with him saying both of them had fought Pakistanis and had ejected. "Both of us got ejected and both of us fought..
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Pleasure to fly with Abhinandan: IAF chief after doing MiG-21 sortie together

Vir Chakra awardee Varthaman who shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet post-Balakot operations had resumed flying operations on August 23.
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Abhinandan Varthaman flies sortie of MiG-21 with IAF Chief

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on Monday flew a sortie in a MiG-21 fighter aircraft along with IAF Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa. Varthaman fighter jet was shot down during Pakistan counter-attack on..
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IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to fly MiG-21 during Apache induction

The first batch of the Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopters, which is world's most lethal attack helicopter, arrived in India in July at the IAF Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad
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Indian Air Force's Abhinandan Varthaman starts flying MiG 21

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.
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Vir Chakra for Abhinandan Varthaman, Vayu Sena medals for Balakot bombers

Wing Commander Varthaman, who downed a Pakistan jet during an aerial combat in February and was held captive for three days, has been conferred the Vir Chakra, India's third-highest war time gallantry..
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President approves 132 gallantry awards; Vir Chakra for Wing Commander Abhinandan

Six Navy personnel have been awarded gallantry awards including one Shaurya Chakra for Marine Commando Amit Singh Rana for his role in two operations in Jammu and Kashmir in which eight terrorists were..
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Independence Day: Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to get Vir Chakra

Abhinandan to be awarded.
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Abhinandan Varthaman to start flying MiG 21 within next two weeks: Sources

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is set to fly MiG 21 within next two weeks as a medical board cleared his return to fighter cockpit. The 36-year-old IAF pilot had sustained injuries while ejecting..
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Pakistani army spokesman posts misleading clip

On Feb 27, Ghafoor claimed Pak had captured two IAF pilots but later said only one, Abhinandan, was in their custody
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Inspired by Abhinandan , Bhopal-based cop sports gunslinger moustache

A Bhopal-based policeman has styled his moustache taking inspiration from Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's classic gunslinger moustache.
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Abhinandan Varthaman's moustache should be given status of 'national moustache': Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday proposed in the Lower House that the moustache of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman should be given the status of 'national..
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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's 'Abhinandan' for team India after decisive win over Pakistan

Famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has complimented the Team India for their decisive win over Pakistan in the ongoing ICC Men's Cricket World Cup.
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