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aryadravida

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Abhinandan Varthaman had shot down a Pakistani jet when the neighbouring country launched retaliation against India for the Balakot airstrikes a day before.

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The Indian Air Force has approved the rank of Group Captain for Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who had downed an enemy jet during an aerial combat with Pakistan in February 2019 and was held captive for three days, official sources said on Wednesday.

The rank has been approved and he will get it once a laid down procedure is completed, they said.

Explaining the process, they said any official after getting a new rank, is able to wear it once there is a vacancy for the position.

Abhinandan Varthaman downed a Pakistani jet on February 27, 2019 when the neighbouring country launched retaliation against India for the Balakot airstrikes a day before.

The strike by India's warplanes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist training camp in Balakot and the Pakistani Air Force's subsequent retaliation the next day triggered fears of a war between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

The most visible face of the confrontation was Wing Commander Varthaman whose capture by Pakistan after downing his MiG-21 fighter triggered the most serious military crisis between the two neighbours in decades.

Before his jet was hit, Varthaman downed the F-16 fighter of Pakistan. Wing Commander Varthaman was released on the night of March 1 by Pakistan.


e had suffered injuries while ejecting from his MiG-21 Bison during the aerial combat.

CommentsLater that year, he was conferred with the Vir Chakra, India's third-highest war time gallantry medal.
 

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That's a lot of promotions
 

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Good for him to get promotion. But fix your headline which is a demonstrable lie that he or India shot down anything other than their own heli out to rescue the SU 30 crew that day. Cheers
 

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he hasn't said anything precisely because he's still on active duty but banday ka future set hai, a huge book and movie contract awaits.

there was also John McCain, who, despite his politics, was a much celebrated war hero in the US

a very Trumpian critique of this most brave airman, all this "I don't like people who got captured" :lol: or whatever he said :sarcastic:

IAF walai itnai professional nahi k on duty honai ki wajah sai chup rahain

This guy is an exception and we respect him for that

Minty Agarwal agar interview dai sakti hai to Abhinandan bhi dai sakta tha. He simply doesn't want to be part of a lie.

Modi nai election jeetna tha. Abhinandan nai nahi
 

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IF someone wanted to see an example of one being so shameless & low in ethics; could imagine the insistence of India shooting down a PAF plane.
 

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Yeah, downing an F-16 without firing a single missile at BVR ranges. Did Abhinandan fart in the direction of the F-16 and bring it down?

this should be thesis subject in JNU 8-) India must do a scientific research with every aspect of the farting power of Indians in general and particular in this case farting power of Mr. Abhi None Done, India must spent some pennies to calculate the Mighty Fart which downed the F-16 and helped India to achieve its decades old desire and wish.
 

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In any other country with any self-respect this goofy looking idiot would have been court marshaled or at least cashiered. I would not be surprised if he soon ends up as IAF chief.
 

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he hasn't said anything precisely because he's still on active duty but banday ka future set hai, a huge book and movie contract awaits.

there was also John McCain, who, despite his politics, was a much celebrated war hero in the US

a very Trumpian critique of this most brave airman, all this "I don't like people who got captured" :lol: or whatever he said :sarcastic:
i dont think he try to make hero out of himself by narrating false stories...he must be a man of conscience who must have been feeling insulted for all the false claims by goi of shooting down F16 on his name.
 

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Do you know the difference between getting shot down during a full blown war and being taken out not knowing your location and after getting shot down being given credit with false victory . Here is another example where George Bush senior was shot down during the war yet went on to become the President of America.


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George H.W. Bush being rescued by the submarine USS Finback, after being shot down while on a bombing run of the island of Chi Chi Jima, September 2, 1944
 

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Do you know the difference between getting shot down during a full blown war and being taken out not knowing your location and after getting shot down being given credit with false victory . Here is another example where George Bush senior was shot down during the war yet went on to become the President of America.


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George H.W. Bush being rescued by the submarine USS Finback, after being shot down while on a bombing run of the island of Chi Chi Jima, September 2, 1944
Can you tell me the date war was declared in 1971 and the date on which Uncle Pervaiz was shot down?
 

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