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IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman flies MiG-21 with Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa a day before induction of AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters at Pathankot

Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on Monday flew sortie in MiG-21 fighter aircraft in Pathankot, Punjab. During the Pakistani counter-attack on India on February 27 in response to Balakot airstrikes, Abhinandan had shot down an F-16 of Pakistan Air Force from his MiG-21 Bison fighter.

Sep 02, 2019, 12:40 PM IST

Pakistani commando Ahmed Khan who captured Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman killed in retaliatory firing by Indian forces

According to reports, Ahmed Khan, a Subedar of the Pakistan Army Special Service Group, was shot dead by the Indian Army in the Nakial sector on August 17 while he was trying to facilitate intruders inside India.

Aug 21, 2019, 23:29 PM IST

Badhir News: Special show for hearing impaired, August 14th, 2019

This is a special segment for hearing impaired which brings to you latest updates of the afternoon. Watch this video to know the latest news stories of the day.

Aug 14, 2019, 16:22 PM IST

Pakistan's ICC World Cup ad mocks Wing Commander Abhinandan, netizens vent their ire

Ahead of the much-awaited clash between India and Pakistan at the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 16, an advertisement aired by a Pakistani channel has drawn the ire of netizens for mocking Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's capture after his plane was shot down a day after the IAF struck terror camps in Balakot.

Jun 11, 2019, 20:41 PM IST

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's squadron gets 'Falcon Slayers' shoulder patches for shooting down F-16

The new patches brought out by the 51 Squadron of IAF depict a MiG21 in the foreground along with a red-coloured F-16 with 'Falcon Slayers' written on top and 'AMRAAM Dodgers' written at the bottom of it.

May 16, 2019, 09:15 AM IST

Wing Commander Abhinandan thanks families of his colleagues

In an undated video that has gone viral on the Internet, defence personnel and colleagues gather around Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, as the IAF pilot who was captured and held captive in Pakistan earlier this year, interacts with them.

May 05, 2019, 10:18 AM IST

IAF to recommend Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman for 'Vir Chakra', 12 Mirage 2000 pilots for 'Vayu Sena Medal'

12 Mirage 2000 pilots who bombed targets in Pakistan are also being recommended for the 'Vayu Sena Medal'. 

Apr 20, 2019, 20:05 PM IST

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman shifted from Srinagar base over safety concerns

Varthaman was released on the night of March 1 by Pakistan. 

Apr 20, 2019, 19:10 PM IST

IAF nails Pakistan's lies, reveals details of MiG-21 shooting down F-16 on Feb 27

The Indian Air Force on Monday nailed Pakistan's lies by asserting that it has credible information and evidence that the Pakistan Air Force lost one F-16 in the dogfight with Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's MiG-21 Bison on February 27, 2019. Watch this video to know more.

Apr 09, 2019, 10:32 AM IST

IAF lists out evidence to show Pakistan's F-16 jet was shot down

An American news publication called Foreign Policy had, however, raised questions against IAF's claims, only for IAF to reply with proof.

Apr 05, 2019, 19:33 PM IST

Abhinandan Varthaman returns to his squadron in Srinagar

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan last month and returned to India two days later, has gone back to his squadron in Srinagar though he is on a four-week sick leave, official sources said Tuesday. Watch this video to know more.

Mar 27, 2019, 22:50 PM IST

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s debriefing complete, pilot to go on sick leave: IAF sources

Abhinandan would now go on sick leave for a few weeks on the advice of doctors of Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi.

Mar 14, 2019, 16:30 PM IST

Confer Param Vir Chakra on Wing Commander Abhinandan: TN CM Palaniswami to PM Modi

The MiG-21 Bison aircraft piloted by Wng Cdr Varthaman had shot down Pakistan Air Force F-16 fighter jet when it tried to violate India's air space.

Mar 08, 2019, 16:22 PM IST

Man gets personalised postal stamp with Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's image

Hardik Hundaiya, a businessman, got the stamp under the 'My Stamp' facility, a brand name for personalized sheets of Postage Stamps of India Post.

Mar 07, 2019, 21:00 PM IST

Rajasthan govt issues direction to include Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in textbooks

Speaking to news agency ANI, Dotasra said that our forces keep us safe while sacrificing their own lives and so to inspire the upcoming generation of the bravery of our forces the step has been taken.

Mar 06, 2019, 16:14 PM IST

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has no social media accounts: IAF

The Indian Air Force on Wednesday took to its official Twitter handle to dispel all rumours circulating around Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's social accounts.

Mar 06, 2019, 15:03 PM IST

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, inquires about his detention in Pakistan

 The Defence Minister inquired about the sequence of events that led to his landing and subsequent capture in Pakistan.

Mar 02, 2019, 16:35 PM IST

Top 25: Watch top news stories of today

This segment of Zee News brings top news headlines of the day. Watch this video to know the latest news stories of today.

Mar 02, 2019, 08:26 AM IST

India salutes Abhinandan Varthaman

In Pakistani captivity for two days, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman displayed valour par excellence.

Mar 01, 2019, 23:36 PM IST

Virat Kohli bows down to 'real hero' Abhinandan Varthaman

Virat Kohli's message was just one in a sea of messages which saluted Abhinandan's valour and his courage.

Mar 01, 2019, 23:27 PM IST