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The Indian Air Force first made the request for better communications in 2005. Making its case then, IAF pointed to new age communication facility such as data link.(PTI Photo)

Abhinandan, who downed Pak F16, could’ve escaped but for old message system

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 09:23 PM IST
If his MiG 21 Bison had been equipped with anti-jamming technology, Varthaman may have turned around when instructed to. That would have prevented him from being shot down and taken captive by Pakistan.
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