In India, wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman, an officer of the Indian Air Force (FIA), will receive the Vir Chakra for shooting down a Pakistani F-16 in an airstrike on the control line (LoC) on 27 February, after the growing tensions between the two neighbors over the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. Vir Chakra is the third-highest price in times of war.
The 36-year-old IAF pilot was injured on February 27 while leaving his MiG-21 bison during air combat between Indian and Pakistani air forces. in Varthaman to fly again after a thorough medical evaluation.
At the same time, the IAF Squadron Chief, Minty Agarwal, will also receive the Yudh Seva Medal for his role as a combat controller during the air conflict between India and Pakistan, according to ANI…
According to reports, among the honors of the gallantry, with Agarwal, the Sapper Prakash Jadhav of the Indian Army of Rifles Rashtriya (Mahar) will also receive Kirti Chakra (posthumously) for the bravery showed in an operation in Jammu and Kashmir.
In addition, Shaurya Chakra, five of whom posthumously, will also be assigned to 8 members of the army.
WHEN THE F-16 WAS DOWNED BY ABHINANDAN
Tensions between India and Pakistan increased as a result of Pulwama terrorist attack in which 40 Jawan of the CRPF were killed on February 14. The attack was claimed by the Jaish-e-Mohammed, a terrorist group in Pakistan.
A few days after the Pulwama attack, the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out an airstrike at a terrorist camp run by Jaish-e-Mohammed. In the confrontation that followed, the IAF pilot, Abhinandan Varthaman, shot down an F-16 plane from Pakistan on February 27.
Abhinandan fired an R-73 missile to neutralize the Pakistani F-16 before its Mig 21 Bison was hit by an AMRAAM missile. This evolution now seals the fact that Pakistan had used an F-16 in an offensive role.
Abhinandan Varthaman, the IAF pilot, was captured by Pakistani forces.
THE REAL NATIONAL HERO ABHINANDAN VARTHAMAN
Abhinandan Varthaman was captured on February 27 by Pakistan after an air fight between the two air forces during which his MIG-21 was shot down.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announced his release a day later as an important step to calm the quasi-war situation caused by Indian reprisals for maintaining Pakistan’s support for terrorism.
Abhinandan then turned himself into the Indian authorities at the Attari-Wagah border on March 1.
The world first heard of Abhinandan when photographs of him appeared, captured, bandaged and handcuffed by the Pakistani army. Later, a video was published in which he drank tea and said that his captors treated him well.
When he was about to be released, the brave heart of the IAF was also forced to record a video statement praising the Pakistani army. The squad commander said in the clip that the Pakistani army had saved him from the crowd.