Abhinandan Varthaman's 51 Squadron to be awarded unit citation
Sunday, 6 October 2019
The award is slated to be received by commanding officer Group Captain Satish Pawar on October 8. During Pakistan's counter-attack on India in response to the Balakot airstrike, Abhinandan flew a MiG-21 Bison fighter into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Abhinandan was grounded due to ejection from his MiG-21 which was shot down in the aerial conflict with Pakistan Air Force F-16s.
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