So what is the big deal here...Haven't you heard of Pakistan's POW who later rose to ranks of 3-4 star generals or equivalents?
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.
Absolutely fine with me. AFAIK, the officer is in question was captured before formal declaration of war and kept as a PoW for almost 2 years. No reports have ever surfaced of Manekshaw's legs shaking and asking for his return. But it seems this Mehdi chap did not use Air Force as the Chief during the Kargil Conflict to tone down the problems. Whether his time as PoW in India played a role in his decision is anyone's guess.
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You should see how servile Indian soldiers are when captured by Kashmiri fighters. So tough against unarmed civilians, but sissies in a real fight, whether it be against a few pissed off Kashmiri teens with guns or the PLA.If you assume or talk about Pakistani Armed Forces personnel in degrading manner, you will be reported and banned.
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.
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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)