IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, captured by Pakistan, to be awarded Vir Chakra on I-Day

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, captured by Pakistan, to be awarded Vir Chakra on I-Day

New Delhi, Aug 14: Indian Air Force's (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be conferred with Vir Chakra on Independence Day for shooting down a Pakistani F-16 during a dogfight over the Line of Control (LoC) on 27 February, after tensions rose between the two neighbours over the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February. Abhinandan Varthaman had become the face of the military confrontation between the two countries.

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