India welcomes the HERO

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was handed over to Indian High Commission at Wagah Border. IAF briefed the press saying they were very happy to have their pilot back. India is definitely celebrating the return of the hero. After a wait of few hours where obviously understandable formalities took some time to get finished but finally the Commander showed himself to the media. His conduct as an army officer is applauded all over the country.
Born on 21st june 1984 and is from Tamil Nadu
Son of a former fighter pilot Air Marshal Simhakutty Varthaman, who served as the Eastern Air Command Chief is a recipient of the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal, mother a doctor & brother serves in IAF
Spouse retired IAF Squadron Leader Tanvi Marwah
Alumnus of the National Defence Academy in Khadakwasla
Efficient Sukhoi-30 fighter pilot Officer now promoted to fly MiG-21s
Serving IAF since 15 years
Captured on February 27 after the Pakistan Air Force violated the Indian airspace and downed his MiG 21 ‘Bison’ aircraft.
Pakistan will release captured Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman on Friday Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday.
Pakistan’s ‘Dawn’ reported witness account of his landing. India lauded his courage and presence of mind in the nick of the time destroying the maps he was carrying by tearing them, destroying them in pond and also swallowing few documents but not letting any of them fall into enemy hands.
The way he handled the situation on a video release about his safety from Pakistan is very much appreciable. He also expressed satisfaction on the way he was treated and wished India will reciprocate the same in case a Pakistani officer is held captive.
Words fall short to praise his bravery,dignity,optimism, assured and calm attitude in the gravest situation of his life.