The Indian Air Force wing commander, Abhinandan Varthaman was pursuing the order of retaliation against the Pakistani air force jet that violated the Indian airspace early morning on 27 February 2019. However, his MIG-21 was taken down and he was captured. The Pakistani forces were seen interrogating the IAF wing commander before making the final decision. The Pakistani government has released Abhinandan Varthaman today and the entire country welcomed the real hero. Today we have brought you all the things that you need to know about the IAF wing commander.
1. His Father Is A Former Fighter Pilot
Abhinandan’s father, Simhakutty Varthaman is a former Air Marshall Fighter pilot. He served as the eastern air commander chief. Apart from that, his brother also serves in IAF. Furthermore, his wife is also a retired IAF squadron leader. Abhinandan mother name is Shobha and she is a doctor.
2. His Father Advised Mani Ratnam About A Movie
It can be considered as a sad co-incident that his father once advised Mani Ratnam about a movie which plots around an IAF squadron that got captured and taken as a prisoner by Pakistan during the Kargil war.
3. An Alumnus Of NDA Khadakwasla
Abhinandan Sir is an alumnus of NDA Khadakwasla and he has been a fighter pilot for the past 16 years.