‘Abhinandan ka abhinandan’: Prez Kovind, PM Modi lead Indian leaders in welcoming IAF pilot home

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'Abhinandan ka abhinandan': Prez Kovind, PM Modi lead Indian leaders in welcoming IAF pilot home (Pic Credits: AIR)

Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman returned home from Pakistan on Friday, two days after he was taken into custody by Pakistan Army when his MiG 21 fell in PoK.

Wearing blue blazer and grey khaki trouser, he crossed over into India from the Attari-Wagah border at 9:20 PM. He was handed over by the Pakistan Rangers to the BSF following paperwork.

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Abhinandan was accompanied by an officer of the Pakistan Foreign Office and Indian Defence Attache Group Captain Joy Thomas Kurien.

Announcing the release, Air Vice Marshall RGK Kapoor said that as per standard operating procedures, Wing Commander Abhinandan will be taken for a detailed medical checkup as he had to eject after his plane was shot and his body would have suffered “deep stress.”

Indian Politicians from almost all the major parties welcomed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman and tributes poured in his tribute on Twitter.

Here are a few politicians doing ‘Abhinandan ka Abhinandan’ on Twitter: 

The 35-year-old Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was flying the MiG-21 Bison that shot down the PAF F-16 in the aerial engagement with Pakistan on Wednesday morning.

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