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Not suprising... jo bahir say thuk kar ata hey bayshak Sunny leone ho yaa Kohli ho yaa Abhinandan, usko Baharat may promote kya jata hey .. darasal ye criteria hey Vir Chakra ka :lol:
 

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Can you tell me the date war was declared in 1971 and the date on which Uncle Pervaiz was shot down?
This is what the official citation reads.

Parvaiz Qureshi Mehdi was the first PoW of the 1971 war and was imprisoned for one-and-a-half years. He would go on to become an Air Chief Marshal and the Chief of Pakistan Air Force (1997-2000).
 

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This is what the official citation reads.

Parvaiz Qureshi Mehdi was the first PoW of the 1971 war and was imprisoned for one-and-a-half years. He would go on to become an Air Chief Marshal and the Chief of Pakistan Air Force (1997-2000).
That's not my question - let me split it in 2 parts.

A. On what date was he captured?
B. On what date was war declared?
 

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That's not my question - let me split it in 2 parts.

A. On what date was he captured?
B. On what date was war declared?
He was captured towards end of November, inside the erstwhile East Pakistan by Indian troops....which explains the volatile situation on the ground.
On the contrary, Abhinandan was captured by Pakistani Troops inside Pakistan....comprehend the difference.
 

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He was captured towards end of November, inside the erstwhile East Pakistan by Indian troops....which explains the volatile situation on the ground.
On the contrary, Abhinandan was captured by Pakistani Troops inside Pakistan....comprehend the difference.
So he was captured before war was declared by either side?
 

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So he was captured before war was declared by either side?
The Indian army was inside East Pakistan, artillery duels and air battles were already taking place there with full deployment enforced and all you are interested in is the declaration date.
If you must then for the same effort why not make heroes of the IAF Canberra crew which was shot down by PAF while on a spy mission or what about the pilot of IAF Toofani which strayed into Pakistan and was forced down in fact better still, why let Kambampati Nachiketa disappear into history, after all he was shot down during much larger hostilities than the Balakot conflict.
 

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Abhinandan was awarded the Shaurya Chakra for his role in the 2019 February air strike on terrorist camps in Pakistan.

Abhinandan was awarded the Shaurya Chakra for his role in the 2019 February air strike on terrorist camps in Pakistan. (File photo)


The Indian Air Force has promoted war hero Wing Commander Abhinandan to the rank of Group Captain. Abhinandan is credited to have been the only Mig-21 pilot ever to have shot down an F-16.


Abhinandan was awarded the Shaurya Chakra for his role in the 2019 February air strike on terrorist camps in Pakistan.
He shot down the F-16 over Azad Kashmir, but was taken captive by the Pakistan Army after his plane was shot down by enemy forces.

ALSO READ | Head held high, IAF pilot and nation's hero Abhinandan Varthaman comes home

However, he maintained his composure even in captivity, holding his head high.

Abhinandan’s unit 51 Squadron also received a unit citation for its role in thwarting the Pakistan Air Force’s aerial attack on February 27, 2019. India had carried out the strikes in response to a Jaish-e-Mohammed attack on a CRPF convoy.

Balakot air-strike hero Abhinandan promoted as Group Captain - India News (indiatoday.in)
He'll probably become next Indian Air Chief. I won't be surprised.
 

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Abhinandan was awarded the Shaurya Chakra for his role in the 2019 February air strike on terrorist camps in Pakistan.

Abhinandan was awarded the Shaurya Chakra for his role in the 2019 February air strike on terrorist camps in Pakistan. (File photo)


The Indian Air Force has promoted war hero Wing Commander Abhinandan to the rank of Group Captain. Abhinandan is credited to have been the only Mig-21 pilot ever to have shot down an F-16.


Abhinandan was awarded the Shaurya Chakra for his role in the 2019 February air strike on terrorist camps in Pakistan.
He shot down the F-16 over Azad Kashmir, but was taken captive by the Pakistan Army after his plane was shot down by enemy forces.

ALSO READ | Head held high, IAF pilot and nation's hero Abhinandan Varthaman comes home

However, he maintained his composure even in captivity, holding his head high.

Abhinandan’s unit 51 Squadron also received a unit citation for its role in thwarting the Pakistan Air Force’s aerial attack on February 27, 2019. India had carried out the strikes in response to a Jaish-e-Mohammed attack on a CRPF convoy.

Balakot air-strike hero Abhinandan promoted as Group Captain - India News (indiatoday.in)

So he could tell fantastic tea of Pakistan to his fellows
 

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The Indian army was inside East Pakistan, artillery duels and air battles were already taking place there with full deployment enforced and all you are interested in is the declaration date.
If you must then for the same effort why not make heroes of the IAF Canberra crew which was shot down by PAF while on a spy mission or what about the pilot of IAF Toofani which strayed into Pakistan and was forced down in fact better still, why let Kambampati Nachiketa disappear into history, after all he was shot down during much larger hostilities than the Balakot conflict.
Who has let Nachiketa disappear into history?
 

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that guy has my respect for keeping his composure till now, haven't seen him babbling about his "heroic" acts on that day, also he unlike others is actually battle hardened and has learned some VERY invaluable lessons especially when it comes to being POW. I don't see being a POW being a hinderance with promotions. What happens in PAF? if a person is shot down becomes POW and is back to active duty will he/she not get any further promotions or what?
Yup they do get promoted, one of them even became an air chief. The purpose of this thread is for trolling and meaningless sensationalism. One must see that trolling is a sport especially at the forums
 

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There was a full scale Guerilla war being fought in East Pakistan. December was just when both nations fought each other conventionally
So no war was declared till December and Pervaiz was captured before war was declared?
 

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So no war was declared till December and Pervaiz was captured before war was declared?
This incident was in prelude to a full scale war hence he was kept a POW for 18 Months, where as Abhinandan was given a cup of Tea, a new suit and returned a few days later like Chandu Babu Lal.
 

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