Wing Commander Abhinandan has returned to India after being freed from Pakistan. His parents also reached the Wagah border from Chennai to take him. He is strongly welcomed on this occasion. We know some special things about this brave soldier.
How Wing Commander Abhinandan came under the occupation of the Pakistani Army
The Indian Air Force destroyed Jaish's training camp in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in the early hours of 26 February. In this airstrike of the Indian Air Force, Jaish's training camp in Balakot, Pakistan, was also destroyed. Unhappy with this, Pakistan sent its air force to India with the deadliest fighter aircraft F-16 on the next day i.e. 27 February.
Wing Commander Abhinandan Vardhaman came out to answer the same. He bravely attacked the enemies with his MiG-21. According to the statement issued by the Indian Air Force and the Ministry of External Affairs, "In retaliation, the MiG-21 aircraft of the Indian Air Force dropped the F-16 sent by Pakistan. But unfortunately, an Indian plane crashed. In this, our One pilot went missing. Pakistan claims that they detained our pilot. "
Wing Commander Abhinandan's style of interaction and his confidence while in Pakistani Army custody would have made him realize his responsibilities towards the country.
Let's know 10 things about Abhinandan, which few people know-
1. Wing Commander Abandon is 34 years old. He is a graduate of the National Defense Academy (NDA).
2. Abhinandan belongs to Tamil Nadu, India. He has ancestral roots in Thirupanamur village. His parents live in Chennai. He was selected as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force in 2004.
3. He has been promoted twice in his 15-year career. He first received the title of an accomplished Sukhoi 30 fighter pilot. Later he was promoted as Wing Commander in view of his combat skills. After this, he was handed over a MiG-21 bison.
4. His air force training has taken place in Bathinda and Halwara. He is from Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team.
5. Abhinandan is the son of well-known former pilot Air Marshal Simhakutty Vardhaman. He was retired as the Chief of Eastern Air Command.
6. It is a mere coincidence that Air Marshal S Vardhaman, the father of Wing Commander Abhinandan Vardhaman, was a consultant in Mani Ratnam's film Katru Veliyidai. The film is based on the Indian Air Force being caught in Pakistan. In the film, during the 1999 Kargil War, Swadron Leader of the Indian Air Force, Varun Chakrapani, reaches enemy territory and his fighter jet is knocked down. The Pakistani army captures him in Rawalpindi. They are captured as prisoners of war and tortured.
7. Abhinandan's mother is a doctor.
8. According to the information, Abhinandan comes from a brave family. His wife has also been a squadron leader in the Indian Air Force. they have two children.
9. Abhinandan's brother is also providing services to the Indian Airforce.
10. Abhinandan has his early education at Sainik Welfare School, Amavatinagar, Chennai.
Famous for reading and speaking among friends
In 2011, a TV channel included Wing Commander Abhinandan in one of his documentaries on the Indian Air Force. In this, he appears on camera with some of his friends. During this time, amidst laughter and jokes, his friends believe that there is a lot of seriousness about reading in Abhinandan. They read a lot. At the same time, his friends also acknowledged that he is also a good speaker. In the internal programs of the Air Force, Abhinandan is often asked to speak.
At the dinner table in that documentary, Abhinandan says, "The work of the army is for people like me. The greatest need in the army is endurance. We have to maintain our patience even in the most difficult environment."